Become A Mentor
Why Become a Mentor? Being a mentor for the Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize Contest is a commitment to global education. Participation in the contests can be a plus on students’ college and job applications, and winners receive financial awards.
Who can be a mentor? A mentor is an educator/professor, education administrator, librarian, or someone who is an experienced and trusted adviser to students. Mentors should be aligned with an educational institution or non-profit organization. A mentor can be named by more than one participating student.
Mentor Responsibilities: Introduce the contest to students, then follow-up to encourage participation by offering to be their mentor. Assist as needed to make this an exemplary educational experience. Although the student must take responsibility for sign-up and entry submission, the mentor will be included on all correspondence between AEP and the student.
About the Contests: The contest is structured to be an independent learning opportunity that rewards good scholarship. The contest subject matter is relevant to current events, cultural diversity, civics, statesmanship, social studies, history and geography, and is ideally suited for AP, T/G and independent study as well as “project-based learning” activities. At the university level the subject areas, in addition to those listed above, broaden to include ethical leadership, political science, interfaith, conflict resolution, and related subjects.