Mentor Application

Thank you for your interest in the NEXUS program. Please complete the below application. Our goal is to use your application to match you with your “ideal Protege” throughout the summer. A committee will match the Mentors and Protégés based on their applications according to interests, goals, and personalities.

The mission of NEXUS is to encourage and equip the next generation of leaders for Memphis through proven mentoring, teaching, and service.  To the best of your ability, can you commit yourself to the following expectations to ensure your leadership development in the upcoming NEXUS Class of 2018.

To attend the Opening Retreat on August 19, 2017; 8:30am-4:30pm
To fulfill the $500 Tuition Fee
To complete the assigned curriculum. (including books, articles, TED Talks, etc.)
To meet individually once per month with your Mentor/Protégé
To complete one Service Project organized and agreed upon by the NEXUS Class. (3-4 hour commitment)
To attend at least seven of the nine Thursday evening speaker sessions.

Each session begins with dinner at 5:30pm and ends promptly at 8pm.

The session dates are as follows:

  • September 7, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • January 4, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • March 8, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • May 3, 2018
Yes, at this time my schedule allows for my availably of the above requirements.Not at this time

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A few highlights of my time in NEXUS. The Speakers are world class, community outreach is very effective, and the mentor/mentee relationships are well matched. My experience has led me to believe the real value in NEXUS is found in the community that you are i...
Patrick Bingham, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
I'm elated to have been a part of the NEXUS experience. I've been paired with someone who has helped me grow professionally and personally. It's a mentor relationship that will go far beyond the program, and I am very blessed to have that.  Deidra Brooks,...
Deidra Brooks, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
The NEXUS experience has enriched my view of Memphis and I have gained a clearer vision of the opportunities in this great city.  After hearing one of the monthly speakers, I took inventory of the plans I have for my life and how they will affect a small piec...
Sharon Bailey, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2017 -
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