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Human Athlete Project

The Human Athlete Project mentoring program seeks to pair student-athletes of color with professionals in the Lexington community offering another resource for professional and personal development. 

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GOALS

• Provide mentees the opportunity to gain broader perspectives about their career fields outside of athletics.
• Expose athletes to professionals of color in the Lexington community.
• Develop mentoring relationships and networking opportunities that will encourage personal and professional growth.
• Aid in the retention of people of color within the city of Lexington.

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CORE VALUES

(Keep the P.A.C.E.)

•  Passionate: Be motivated to further the development of young people.
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Authentic: Be honest, genuine and able to hold students accountable to growth.
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Connected: To advance the mentee, mentors should have the ability to share resources and make 

    meaningful networking connections.
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Educated: Keeping the pace, means our mentors have had the ability to finish.  Thus, we require

    our mentors to have graduated from a four-year institution.

EXPECTATIONS

• Offer guidance, share relevant knowledge and experience with mentee through in person one-on-one meetings and consistent communication via text, phone calls and emails.
• We ask that a minimum of one hour per month contact be made between the mentor and mentee.
• Mentor sessions are to be planned by the mentor according to the specific needs of the student.
• Set an example of professional practices in the career field.
• Be aware of the University of Kentucky Athletics and NCAA policies

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