In an effort to continue serving our mission, BGHC is excited to announce the launch of our Leadership Development Program.
Lead by the BGHC’s Leadership Development Committee (LDC), this program is designed to create mentorships between Black youth and established leaders/professionals from various roles in and around hockey.
The overall goal is to provide young Black leaders with an interdisciplinary set of professional skills, business development strategies, and organizational tips for lifelong personal success.
To strengthen and encourage a passion for hockey, it is important to recognize that there is more to the game than just the on-ice athletic performance. Spaces where we encourage applicants to consider expanding their involvement to improve hockey culture include and are not limited to the following areas:
Categories of Applied Interest | Mentor Areas of Expertise:
- Broadcast journalism, radio, color commentary, play-by-play
- Print and editorial journalism
- Executive and hockey operations
- Managerial, player personnel
- Marketing, communications, new media, social media
- Coaching, scouting
- Physiotherapy, athletic training, kinesiologists, team physicians
- Equipment managers
This mentorship program is fully inclusive to ALL Black people of ALL gender and gender identities. Applicants between 16-22 years of age are encouraged to apply. International applications are welcome too!
- If enrolled in school, applicants need to be in academic standing. But being a student is NOT a requirement.
Mentorships will be offered twice a year and continue for 6 months. There will be regular check-ins between mentors, mentees, *parents, and members of the BGHC Leadership and Development Committee.
- Term 1: July – December
- Term 2: Jan – June
*if under age the age of 18, a parent or guardian will be mandatory during check-in meetings.
Written applications for Term 1 are due May 31.
For applicants that pass the written portion, they will be contacted for the next phase in the application process. This will be a zoom face-to-face interview in June with a representative of the Leadership and Development Committee. Decisions will be made in June to officially begin the program in July.
Written applications for Term 2 are due October 31.
For applicants that pass the written portion, they will be contacted for the next phase in the application process. This will be a zoom face-to-face interview in November with a representative of the Leadership and Development Committee. Decisions will be made in November to officially begin the program in January.
Interested in applying for our mentorship program?
Interested in being a mentor?
For inquiries and more information, send us an email.
STILL GOT QUESTIONS?!
What does the Mentorship entail?
- Each Mentorship will have it’s own vibe, as different Mentors and areas of interest will have customized milestones, check points, etc. Mentees can generally expect to meet with Mentors at least once a month and come curious to engage with your assigned Mentor. Make sure you thoroughly review the application for additional information and feel free to send us an email with “Mentorship Program Questions” in the subject line.
How do I know if I’m a good fit to be a Mentor?
- Mentors should come with a sincere, shared passion for the BGHC mission and be willing to adhere to that at all times. A willingness to dedicate time to your Mentee is also required in order to help them reach their milestones.
I’m interested in being with a Mentee. How do I know if I’m qualified to be a Mentee?
- If your interest sparked after reviewing the program information – APPLY. This program is designed to break down the barriers that unfortunately are around hockey culture. All you have to be is curious and willing to learn. If you’re ready for that – then you can be a Mentee.
When can I apply?
- Applications to be a mentor will be accepted at any time, all year round. Potential Mentee applications are due May 31 and October 31.
Which term do I apply for?
- Terms for Mentorships are 6 months: Term 1: July – December. Term 2: January – June.
Who do I contact for more information?
- General inquiries can be sent to email@example.com, however PLEASE put “Mentorship Program Questions” in your subject line.
What if the area I am interested in is not listed?
- Please reach out if the expertise/subject area you are interested in is not listed, as we are constantly updating our roster of Mentors. Don’t be shy! You might inspire our next Mentor search 😉
Where should I turn in my application??
- Applications need to be submitted by the deadline via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE put “mentorship application” in the subject line