Mentorship Program

Mentor Resources

Mentorship Manual

Tips for Mentees

Tips for Mentors

Mentee Application (coming soon)

Mentor Application (coming soon)


The AAPRA/NRPA Networks Mentorship Program has three components:

  • Director/Young Director
  • Professional/Young Professional
  • AAPRA Externs and Academy Members

What are the benefits of joining a Mentorship Program?

  • Unique and personal access with a prominent parks and recreation Mentor.
  • Explore work through interactions with Mentors in the parks and recreation career of their choice.
  • Gain an experienced practitioner’s perspective on career situations.
  • Identify and plan short-term and long-term development career plan with the assistance of a successful Mentor.
  • Heighten awareness of the career opportunities in the parks and recreation field.

Program Eligibility

Mentees must:

  • Be members of NRPA and/or their state association.
  • Have a position (part-time or full-time) or be a student in the parks and recreation field.
  • Participate in their local or state parks and recreation association
  • Complete and submit a Mentee application.

Mentors must:

  • Be members of AAPRA and/or NRPA.
  • Be willing to commit time to the Mentorship program for a specific time and a minimum of two hours per month – normally through phone calls and emails.

For more information contact:
Stacey Dicke
Parks and Recreation Director
City of New Braunfels, TX
(830) 221-4355