International ACAC Mentor Year Program 

About Program Information  Roles Application Process Annual Timeline



Applications closed for 2023-34, check back in April 2024 for new annual cycle updates.



 Read the November/December 2023 Newsletter here.

Read Previous Newsletters here.


MYP 2023-24 MYP 2022 Info


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The mission of the Mentor Year Program is to provide a formal mentorship program where members build relationships with members in support of their professional development.

The International ACAC Mentor Year Program provides a small, familiar community for professionals seeking growth through mentorship. Through 1:1 Mentee/Mentor relationships, regular participant meetings, and monthly committee updates, Mentees will build their skill-set, knowledge base, and resources for their own personal and professional development and for the benefit of the student populations that they serve.


Current Mentors and Mentees: read more about the professional development grant programGrant applications are currently closed, but will reopen for the second half of 2024.



Mentor Year Program Committee

Member Institution
Malissa Takacs, Co-Chair Private Consultant
Skyler Bentley Hall, Co-Chair  Private Consultant
Marco Dinovelli Rutgers University
Kevin Dupont Deira International School (Dubai)
Megan Mankerian-Stem GenNext Education
Pranav Pradhan University of San Francisco
Zoe Williams Tanglin Trust School (SG)


Program Requirements/Information

  • Required Orientation Sessions - one for Mentors (late Aug.), one for Mentees (late Aug.), and one for the All Group Kick-Off (early Sept.).

  • 1:1 Mentor/Mentee Relationship - requires at least 1x monthly (ideally 2x) check-ins (can be accomplished by using various modes of communication).

  • All group meetings with Mentors, Mentees, and Committee) will be held in September, November, February, and June.

  • Mentors and Mentees will also receive a monthly email from the Committee - providing timely resources/topics, drawing attention to upcoming International ACAC events/webinars, and providing well-being check-ins. 

  • Mentees are suggested to have 0 - 3 years of experience in the professional industry and a member of International ACAC for 1+ year.
  • Mentors are suggested to have 5+ years of experience in the profession and a member of International ACAC for 2+ years.

Program Roles 

Please find the Mentor and Mentee roles here.

Application Process 

Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to apply to the annual Mentor Year Program by following the listed application dates and deadlines. We aim to equally represent parts of the globe/time zones as well as enlist an equal number of participants from secondary schools, universities and independent educational consultants. 


2023-2024 Timeline


Applications closed for 2023-34, check back in April 2024 for new annual cycle updates.


Previous Newsletters 

November/December 2023

September/October 2023

May/June 2023

March/April 2023

January/February 2023

November/December 2022

September/October 2022

May/June 2022

March/April 2022

February 2022

December 2021/January 2022

November 2021

October 2021















Updated November 2023


If you have any questions, please contact the Mentor Year Program Committee at [email protected]