It’s hard to believe, but it was one year ago that #saGROW was born out of a conversation that Tina Horvath and I had on Twitter. Growing the Student Affairs profession is something I’ve always been passionate about and watching how #saGROW continued to evolve this year has been such a rewarding experience. Highlights include 340 folks (170 Student Affairs Graduate Students and 170 Student Affairs professionals) being paired up, several stories of meaningful connections made, as well as the creation and awarding of two $500 #saGROW scholarships.
In the spring, I had asked those connected with the program to share their thoughts on how the program was going, both from the #saGROW mentor and mentee perspectives. The feedback reflected a broad range of experiences ranging from successful connections to some that never got off the ground. Over the last few weeks, I’ve thought long and hard about where #saGROW should go from here, and I am looking to the online Student Affairs community for help. I need a small group of people to help grow #saGROW. Since the summer, I’ve had very little time to continue promoting the program, connecting those interested in finding mentors or mentees, and following up with those pairings to make sure all is going well. While I still care deeply about making these connections, I can no longer do it alone. Who out there shares this passion with me and is willing to dive in and take it to the next level?
If you are interested in helping, please leave a comment below or simply connect with me over email!
What are your thoughts on the #saGROW online mentoring program? If you’ve been a part of it this year, what are you thoughts on ways to grow it further? Is it time to get a professional association behind it?