Youth Development & Agricultural Education

Mission

The purpose of the Mentoring at Purdue (MAP) program is to enhance the experiences of graduate students, faculty, and staff by fostering effective mentoring relationships. The MAP program facilitates the mentoring relationship by making it a priority to provide guidance to MAP mentors and mentees throughout our members' time in the program. Both mentors and mentees will have opportunities to attend training workshops, professional development events, group mentoring forums, guest lectures, and much more.

Vision

The vision of MAP is to increase the retention and persistence of underrepresented minority and female graduate students through mentoring so that they may advance to successful careers within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and agricultural disciplines.

Audience

M@P's vision is to assist women and underrepresented minority graduate students in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. This includes all departments within the College of Agriculture. Mentees must be current masters or doctoral students. Mentors can be any faculty or staff member who is interested in or is currently advising and mentoring a female or minority graduate student.