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SkillsUSA's Student2Student Mentoring Recognition Program

SkillsUSA is sponsoring a national recognition program based on the Student2Student mentoring program. Any chapter involved in mentoring can submit their project plan, description and outcomes.




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The winning chapter will be recognized at the National Leadership and Skills Conference, in Medallion magazine, in the Awards and Recognition booklet and at an event during the conference. In addition, the winning chapter will be invited to attend NLSC and present their winning mentoring program as a part of SkillsUSA University.

To select the outstanding chapter that best exemplifies the purposes and goals of the Student2Student Mentoring Program and to recognize excellence and professionalism in the area of student mentoring.

This event is open to all SkillsUSA chapters in a career and technical education program at a high school or college/technical institution that are participating in a mentoring project with local elementary or middle school students. The entire chapter and multiple programs at one school are encouraged to join forces and participate in a mentoring program. SkillsUSA membership for the current school year will be verified.

All entries must be submitted online to the national office by April 4. Winners will be announced in May.

The Grand Prize winning chapter will receive a plaque, a $500 check for the chapter to use toward expanding next year's mentoring project and a $500 stipend as assistance for the chapter advisor and at least one student to attend the national conference in Kansas City. The Grand Prize chapter will be recognized at an event during national conference and have the opportunity to present their winning program at a Skills University educational workshop.

All entries will be judged by a special committee of national SkillsUSA staff. The winners of the competition will be announced in May and immediately notified. This contest may or may not be held in the future, and there may or may not be additional rules and requirements.

For information on the Student2Student program, contact our office and request a mentoring employability skills packet.

Student2Student Mentoring Project Questionnaire

School Name:
Lead advisor's name:
Mentoring Program Lead Person:
Training Areas:

1. Describe project (no more than 300 words)

2. List 3-5 objectives of the program (what the chapter set out to do)

3. Describe outcomes (community impact, impact on the elementary or middle school and students, impact on SkillsUSA members and chapter)

4. How many people did your activity reach?

5. Was this a one-time event or ongoing?

6. Did your mentoring program receive any community recognition/honors? Please list.

7. Please list any feedback or evaluation information from the middle or elementary schools.

8. Did your mentoring program receive any local publicity?
(Please list any newspaper articles published, photos or other items that show publicity received during the project)

9. How many SkillsUSA members were involved in the mentoring program?

10. How many total members does your chapter have?

Part II: America's Promise Commitment

SkillsUSA's Student2Student: Volunteers in Career Awareness program was created as a way for our members to participate in America's Promise – The Alliance for Youth.

What is America's Promise? Colin L. Powell is the founding chairman of this national campaign. SkillsUSA's partnership with America's Promise began in 1998 with the Volunteers in Career Awareness program, which is now called Student2Student. The purpose of this national program is to ensure that our nation's youth have access to five resources:

  • A caring adult: mentor, tutor, coach
  • Safe places and structured activities during nonschool hours to learn and grow
  • A healthy start leading to a healthy future
  • A marketable skill through effective education
  • An opportunity to give back through community service

For more information on America's Promise and the Five Promises, visit

SkillsUSA decided to participate in America's Promise through its own national mentoring project, Student2Student. As part of your reporting, we encourage you to strive to meet as many of the five promises as possible.

Directions: Tell us how many of the promises your mentoring program met and how (no more than 300 words):

Note: If your chapter is selected as one of the winners, you may need to provide additional information and photos of the project. In addition, you may be interviewed by a member of our Champions publication staff.