Beijing Project: Mentoring Program (MNT)


  • Enhance the social network and cultural capital of migrant student, facilitate their social, psychological, and cognitive development, and improve their education and career opportunities though meaningful inter-generational relationships between mentor and mentee (i.e., volunteer and migrant student),
  • Provide a platform for college students and others to participate in serving the migrant student population and to grow through service.


  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • China Youth University for the Political Sciences

Participating Universities

  • China Youth University for Political Sciences
  • Capital Normal University
  • Capital University of Economics and Business
  • China Institute of Industrial Relations
  • China Women's University

Program Description

Beijing college students are trained to serve as mentors and they meet with the mentees one-on-one regularly during a school year. In addition to providing training for the mentors, we also recruit college faculty and 'adult mentors' with corporate experience to serve as supervisors to the college mentors (ratio: 1 supervisor to 5 college mentors). Activities include weekly mentor-mentee meetings, monthly group outings, and several school-based events.


  • Phase I (Apr 2009 – Apr 2010): 162 student participants.
  • Phase II (Sep 2010 – Jun 2011): 189 student participants.
  • Phase III (Oct 2011 – May 2012): In progress.

Sharings by Students

“If you do not have a good friend in your life journey, if you do not have someone who would encourage and help you, it would be very difficult for you to reach your goals. In fact, you would only go farther and farther from your goals. I believe that my mentor is my best friend and family.”

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