Mentorship & Health Education Program at UCLA

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Provides the opportunity for UCLA students to serve as mentors for Asian-American youth in the Los Angeles Area.

The Mentorship & Health Education Program (MHEP) is a collaborative effort between a UCLA student organization and community-based, non-profit agency, Korean American Family Services (KFAM). Through the program, UCLA undergraduate mentors are paired with adolescents from urban Los Angeles as means to building healthy relationships to support them academically throughout the duration of the program. Over the course of seven months, mentors and mentees will work together to foster social confidence, build social skills and develop a sense of civic engagement necessary for success in higher education, professional work environments and other social settings. MHEP is free of charge and open to all Asian Americans currently in high school. Meetings are held on most Saturdays, 11AM to 1PM.

Core Program Goals:
1. Social Competence
2. Emotional Maturity
3. Physical Health & Well-being
4. Resilience

Core Activity Themes:
Social skills
Confidence, assertiveness, modesty, etc.
Verbal communication
Application of skills to relationships (family and friends)
Leadership & Teamwork
Community Identity - Civic Engagement

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