Mentor Pensacola

Mentor Pensacola is a professional mentorship program led by Pensacola Young Professionals that pairs PYP members with local community leaders.


Initially launched by PYP’s Professional Development team in October 2015, Mentor Pensacola returned in 2021 with renewed focus, excitement, and leadership. Mentor Pensacola offers PYP members (between the ages of 18 and 40) the opportunity to be “paired” with a community leader who will help mold and influence the area’s up-and-coming young professionals and inspire growth on a professional and personal level. We hope our members will gain confidence and a long-term mentor who will be there to help them succeed in their careers and beyond.


  • Connect young professionals to local community leaders for professional and personal growth
  • Cultivate a culture of mentorship in the Pensacola community

In this one-on-one mentorship, mentors will aid their mentees in refining a career path by helping them set long-term professional goals and providing opportunities to network with other leaders in our community, as well as promoting a strong workforce in the Pensacola Bay area. Mentors come from various fields, including non-profit and corporate leaders, business owners, and more. The program requires that mentors not only be an influential force in the community, but in their respective fields as well.

Once paired, Mentors and Mentees agree to participate in Mentor Pensacola for 9 months (Jan-Sep), meet at least one hour every month, and complete a quarterly feedback report.

The 2024 Mentor Program is in partnership with the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.

NOT A MEMBER? Mentor Pensacola is only open to PYP members to be a mentee. If you’re not a member, we encourage you to join prior to submitting an application!

Program Timeline

  1. October 5-23, 2023 • SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION • Submit your application to be a mentee (PYP members) or mentor (Pensacola Chamber members) by the deadline to be considered for the program. The application has a series of questions to help our committee create matches that fit everyone’s needs.
  2. October 23-27, 2023 • APPLICANT INTERVIEWS • Members of the match committee will meet with all applicants individually. These interviews will be conducted via zoom and will offer an opportunity for us to get to know each applicant to better match them with their ideal mentor.
  3. October/November 2023 • MATCH MAKING • The match committee will work to pair our mentees and mentors with their best fit. If we have questions during the process, you may hear from us. Otherwise, sit tight, we’ll let you know as soon as we can!
  4. November 13, 2023 •MEET YOUR MATCH: MENTOR PENSACOLA KICK-OFF • Meet Your Match! This exclusive social is just for mentors and mentees! We’re excited to introduce you to your match and meet other matches in the program.
  5. January 2024 - September 2024 • MENTORSHIP PROGRAM • Mentors and mentees will meet for a minimum of 1 hour a month for the next 12 months. Throughout the program, you may be asked for feedback and quarterly reports. We’re excited to see your progress!


DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE? To be a mentee, you must be a member of PYP.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? Mentees must remain active members of PYP through the length of the program. Mentees and Mentors should meet at least 1 hour each month during the length of the program in whatever fashion they’ve chosen (in person, zoom, phone). The curriculum is entirely up to each match but our Mentor Pensacola team is here to help where needed! Program participants will receive regular communication throughout the length of the program.

CAN I REQUEST A MENTOR OR MENTEE? While we’ll happily review requests, we cannot guarantee any specific matches. The match committee will work to find everyone a match that suits their specific situations and professional goals.

DOES THE PROGRAM COST ANYTHING? No! We’re thrilled to offer this program free as a benefit of your PYP membership!

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