Mentoring Asian American Professionals (MAAP)

The MAAP program aims to cultivate the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) professional leaders through mentoring, skills building, and networking. The program pairs young professionals and college students with experienced mentors. The program provides the foundation for an effective and valuable mentoring relationship, as well as guided group mentoring sessions designed to help participants achieve their highest professional and personal goals.

MAAP is a 1.5-month long program with 4 one-on-one mentoring meetings and three group mentoring sessions, which help participants build essential skills such as networking, career planning, and effective communication. The MAAP Handbook, provided to each mentor and mentee, serves as a guide to developing an effective and supportive mentoring relationship and contains valuable resources for participants.

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The following sites are current active MAAP sites. If you have an interest in starting up a cohort in your city, please contact Lumi Youm at 



Bay Area



St. Louis

New York City



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Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of MAAP

Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of MAAP