While ideas can be inspiring and uplifting, life is played out in the personal.
The Avenue seeks to engage each student where she is in life; that's why mentoring is the most important aspect of the program. With her mentor, each student applies what she learned during the monthly sessions to her own circumstances, setting goals and navigating the challenges she encounters.
The mentors are professional women and graduate students who lead a Module or serve on The Avenue’s Executive Committee. They meet with their mentees at least once a month and gladly make themselves available outside program hours. Contact your mentor for details!
"My mentor has helped me get through ups and downs in several friendships throughout this school year, and I'm so grateful for that!"
"I trust and admire my mentor; she has offered me valuable and practical advice on a variety of topics."
"My mentor is like the big sister I never had."
- Avenue participants
Corporate Responsibility Communications, JPMorgan Chase
Physical Therapist, FOX Rehabilitation
Jacinta Chin Lee
Sous Chef, Murray Hill Place
Rebekah Chin Lee
Instructional Designer & Educator
Ivy Tech Community College, Culinary Arts
James Madison University, Hospitality Management
Fourth Grade Teacher, Brilla Public Charter Schools
Princeton University, Philosophy
Paz Leos, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
School of Visual Arts, Comics
Mandy Mongoven, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, SPEAR Physical Therapy
Executive Director, The Avenue
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Development & Family Studies
Columbia University, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy & Education
Fordham University, Masters in Medieval Studies
Hospitality Service Supervisor, Murray Hill Place
Junior Fellow, First Things & Latin Teacher
University of Notre Dame, Philosphy