October 15 will mark the launch of the Mentoring Young Filipino Leaders (MYFL) program, a rigorous eight-week program where a cohort of young Filipinos, selected through a meticulous application process, will train under mentors from different Filipino leaders based all over the world. It is organized by Suyomano, the first and only exclusive online learning platform for Filipino language and culture, together with select Filipino-American leaders and mentors all over the world who want to give back to Filipino people.
Throughout the eight weeks of mentoring, participants will be trained by a pool of Filipino and Filipino-American innovators and trailblazers from all over the world. The training sessions are expected to hone their leadership skills in a multicultural and highly globalized context.
The virtual launch will be streamed live on Suyomano’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Suyomano) and will be graced by Jaime T. Ascolon, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. as the guest of honor. Two MYFL mentors will be imparting their leadership background during the launch: Chief Master Sargeant Robert Ybay of the United States Air Force and Corinne Romabiles, founder and creative director of digital media studio Idiyanale.
Two mentees will then share about what they’re most looking forward to as the program approaches, as well as their motivations in joining. Mentee applications are open until October 15. Interested parties are urged to check https://suyomano.com/myfl or MYFL’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MentoringYoungFilipinoLeaders) for more details.
Interested applicants must satisfy the following conditions to qualify for the program:
- Must be 18-35 years old
- Must be of Filipino descent/ancestry
- Must be able to commit to 8 weeks of online training and mentorship sessions
To apply, interested parties are required to submit their brief profile to firstname.lastname@example.org and upload a 30-second video to YouTube providing a personal introduction and their response to the question, “What does being a Filipino mean to you?”
This virtual launch is organized in partnership with WhenInManila.com, the MYFL’s official media partner.