International ACAC Mentor Year Program 

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The application for the 2024-25 Mentor Year Program is now closed.


 Read the May / June 2024 Newsletter.

Read previous newsletters below.


MYP 2023-24 MYP 2022 Info


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The mission of the Mentor Year Program is to provide a formal mentorship program where members build relationships with members in support of their professional development. The International ACAC Mentor Year Program provides a focused, familiar community for professionals seeking growth through mentorship. Through 1:1 Mentor/Mentee relationships, regular participant meetings, and regular committee updates, Mentees will build their skill-set, knowledge base, and resources for their own personal and professional development and for the benefit of the student populations that they serve.


Current Mentors and Mentees: read more about the Professional Development Grant Program
Grant applications are currently closed, but will reopen for the second half of 2024.


Mentor Year Program Committee

Member Institution
Malissa Takacs, Co-Chair
College Plus Educational Consulting
Skyler Bentley Hall, Co-Chair 
Bentley Hall Educational Consulting
Marco Dinovelli Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Kevin Dupont Deira International School
Megan Mankerian-Stem Independent Member
Pranav Pradhan University of San Francisco
Zoe Williams Tanglin Trust School


Program Requirements/Information

  • Required Orientation Sessions - one for Mentors (late Aug.), one for Mentees (late Aug.), and one for the All Group Kick-Off (early Sept.).

  • 1:1 Mentor/Mentee Relationship - requires at least 1x monthly (ideally 2x) check-ins (can be accomplished by using various modes of communication).

  • All group meetings with Mentors, Mentees, and Committee) will be held in September, November, February, and June.

  • Mentors and Mentees will also receive a monthly email from the Committee - providing timely resources/topics, drawing attention to upcoming International ACAC events/webinars, and providing well-being check-ins. 

  • Mentees are suggested to have 0 - 3 years of experience in the professional industry and a member of International ACAC for 1+ year.
  • Mentors are suggested to have 5+ years of experience in the profession and a member of International ACAC for 2+ years.

Program Roles 

Please find the Mentor and Mentee roles here.

Application Process 

Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to apply to the annual Mentor Year Program by following the listed application dates and deadlines. We aim to equally represent parts of the globe/time zones as well as enlist an equal number of participants from secondary schools, universities and independent educational consultants. 


2024-2025 Timeline


The application for the 2024-25 Mentor Year Program is now closed.


Previous Newsletters 

May/June 2024

March/April 2024

January/February 2024

November/December 2023

September/October 2023

May/June 2023

March/April 2023

January/February 2023

November/December 2022

September/October 2022

May/June 2022

March/April 2022

February 2022

December 2021/January 2022

November 2021

October 2021



















Updated May 2024


If you have any questions, please contact the Mentor Year Program Committee at [email protected]