Hermanitas Mentor

Welcome Hermanitas Mentors!

On behalf of the Hermanitas Leadership Team, thank you for your time and dedication as a mentor to the Hermanitas Program! Together we will explore new areas of interest, reflect on life, develop friendships and guide our Hermanitas toward a path to academic and future professional success!


Through its nationally recognized Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program, MANA de San Diego challenges Latina middle and high school students to reach beyond a high school diploma; to graduate from a higher education institution; enter the professional work force as Latina leaders empowered to affect positive change. MANA supports these young Latina students in their life-changing journey, by providing them with an exclusive and constant one-to-one Hermanitas Mentor – a woman who has walked down similar paths, has a similar life story or faced similar challenges and is now successful, responsible and empowered.

This year, we are excited to be able to bring you a meaningful and engaging virtual program. We will continue to assess the program as the year progresses.


• Must be 20 years or older
• Must be a professional woman or current college student
• Pass a background check paid for by MANA de San Diego
• Become a MANA de San Diego Member (https://www.manasd.org/see-our-work/membership/ )

We've developed some tools for you to use to help you in the mentoring process. These tools, along with your own experience, will help you guide a Hermanita to many new possibilities. Read through our Tips for Mentors, which you can download below, to get an idea of possible directions you might take. You can use the Mentoring Tips as a guideline for establishing a set of goals. Or you can pick and choose various tips to discuss as you see fit. Whatever your mentoring style, our Tips are here to help you get started on the right track.

Below you can find everything you need to know about being a Mentor for the Hermanitas Program.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information on this page, please email Esmeralda Sanchez at esanchez@manasd.org or call the MANA de San Diego Office at 619.297.0115.