Leading by Example

As a ProStart® mentor, you will play different roles at different times, according to your student employee's needs. Mentors help students make the connection between their present performance and their future career. As a mentor, both you and your company can benefit.

Benefits of Being a Mentor

Personal Benefits
  • Play an important role in a student's life
  • Contribute to the future of the restaurant and foodservice industry
  • Improve your supervisory and management skills
  • Explore new ways of looking at your job and operations
Company Benefits
  • Gain motivated student employees who are focused on the industry as a career
  • Groom potential employees by creating a rewarding work experience
  • Launch a career-long connection with future employees and customers
  • Contribute to the industry by helping create a high-quality labor pool

Mentor's Impact

Mentors provide overall support for student competency and character development in the following ways:
  • Educator — instructs students in technical and soft skills.
  • Supervisor — gives direction. Shows students how they fit into the needs of the organization.
  • Coach — provides motivation and information to help students meet performance expectations. Gives ongoing feedback and encouragement.
  • Counselor — helps students work through problems or attitudes that affect job performance.
  • Role Model — leads by example. Helps students develop effective professional skills and habits.

Become a Mentor

To become a mentor, contact:
Rachel Cummings
(303) 830-2972


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