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Everything you need to know about Project Thrive

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Everything you need to know about Project Thrive

What is Project Thrive?

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Project Thrive is a 12-week structured mentoring programme run by OfferZenโ€™s not-for-profit, OfferZen Foundation. We pair Senior Software Developers with high calibre Junior Software Developers and provide you with a framework to help you make the most of the mentoring relationship.

What do mentoring pairs work on during the programme?

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During the programme, mentoring pairs work together on development areas or goals as set by the Mentee. These development areas or goals can change over time. ๐ŸŽฏ

What support do I get as a Mentor or Mentee during the programme?

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At the beginning of the programme, Mentors and Mentees are required to attend a short training workshop to prepare them for the mentoring relationship and to introduce them to the frameworks we use in the programme. During the programme, mentoring pairs are sent weekly emails with resources that they may find helpful as they proceed with their mentoring journey. The Project Thrive mentoring advisor will also be checking in with mentoring pairs periodically programme the programme, getting feedback on how things are progressing, and helping them tackle any issues that come up.

How are Mentors and Mentees matched?

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At Project Thrive, Mentors and Mentees are required to fill out an application form. This form asks questions about your tech stack and your preferred area of focus. Mentors and Mentees are then matched based on shared areas of focus and tech stack. We have found that matching in this way reduces the uncertainty and pressure from getting started. ๐Ÿ‘‹

What is the time commitment for the mentoring programme?

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Mentoring pairs are expected to meet once per week for each of the 12 weeks of the programme. Practically, this works out to 1-2 hours per week time commitment, dependent on the amount of preparation needed for each meeting. โฑ๏ธ

Where does the Project Thrive community meet?

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Project Thrive mentoring is a virtual programme, with all our meetings happening online. We also connect with all our members on Slack. This community slack is a space where people can ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. We also host various Mentor- and Mentee-centred events. ๐Ÿ’ป

What happens after the Project Thrive programme ends?

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Thatโ€™s up to you! ๐Ÿ˜Ž If you and your mentoring partner wish to continue your mentoring relationship, we encourage you to do so. Many of our mentoring pairs continue checking in with one another on a more informal basis once the programme ends. Once you have completed the 12-week programme, you can also continue engaging with this community and attend events that are hosted by Project Thrive.

How do you measure the success of the mentoring programme?

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We collect structured feedback from mentoring pairs at week 4, 8, and 12 of the programme.
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We monitor the overall success of the programme based on:
๐Ÿ‘‰ Retention
๐Ÿ‘‰ Mentoring Quality Score
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All feedback we receive is used to iterate on, and improve, our product.

Still have questions? Email us at foundation@offerzen.com