ACP's Approach


Soldier and family

ACP’s Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans (Protégés) with corporate professionals (Mentors) for yearlong mentorships. ACP assists veterans on their path towards fulfilling, long-term careers.

Typical mentorship goals include:

  • Résumé review and interview preparation
  • Career exploration
  • Work-life balance
  • Networking
  • Small business development
  • Leadership and professional communication
Program Guidelines

An ACP mentorship is a yearlong commitment. ACP encourages Mentors and Protégés to connect for monthly discussions to advance the veteran’s goals.

Each mentorship is supported by an ACP staff member in order to offer tailored resources and suggestions and to help the pair build a successful mentorship.

Pairing Process

ACP’s staff personally pairs every applicant, hand-picking a Mentor for each Protégé based on career compatibility, age, gender, experience level, location and any additional preferences.

Most mentoring pairs are long-distance and communicate primarily through phone, videoconference and email exchanges.