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THE VILLAGE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

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Mentorship for Future Black Girl Doctors 

Are you a Future Black Girl Doctor?

Do you need a mentor?

How about a village full of mentors to support you through your entire doctoral journey?

Our mentees are given keys to The Village which includes access to: 

  • The unspoken rules of surviving the academy

  • Supplemental education opportunities focused on Black mental health

  • The expertise of our entire Black Girl Doctor team

  • A soft and safe space with people who get it and who want you to win!  

Guest Mentorship Series For Future Black Girl Doctors

Interested in pursuing a career in psychology but unsure what path to take? Looking to connect with students with similar interests and Black women professionals who are where you want to be? 

 

Our 2024 Sowing Seeds Mentorship Series featuring Black Girl Doctors all around the country is FREE and open to all students pursuing degrees in mental health related fields. Graduate and undergraduate students of all genders are welcomed. You'll get to hear from trailblazing Black Girl Doctors, learn about their unique professional journeys, ask questions, and snag gems related to various career paths in psychology!  

 

Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET.

Summer 2024 Guest Mentors

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Sowing Seeds

MEET OUR MENTEES - Future Black Girl Doctors

2023 cohort
Ashanti Brown

Ashanti Brown

Georgia State University

Kortnie Parks

Kortnie Parks

The George Washington University

Gabrielle Gravely

Gabrielle Gravely

Old Dominion University

Nasitta Keita

Nasitta Keita

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deyavion Washington

Deyavion Washington

Wright State University

Tiana McKan

Tiana McKan

Old Dominion University

Jenée Edgerton

Jenée Edgerton

The George Washington University

Joelle Dorsett

Joelle Dorsett

University of Miami

Sade Prithwie

Sade Prithwie

Northeastern University

Whitney Clarke

Whitney Clarke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tiara Smith

Tiara Smith

Howard University

Tiffany Munro

Tiffany Munro

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sydney Duplechain

Sydney Duplechain

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Dallas

Shanice Monáe Stephenson

Shanice Monáe Stephenson

Walden University

Brianca Wright

Brianca Wright

Howard University

Rae Chavies

Rae Chavies

Northeastern University

Suby Lewis

Suby Lewis

University of Missouri-Kansas City

BECOME A MENTEE 

Apply

Is this the right mentorship program for me?

This is a high touch mentorship program where we get to know you and personally invest in your success. Each cohort is hand selected by our team of psychologists. We are looking for students with BIG dreams, who we believe would most benefit from our support, whose interests align with our expertise, and who are motivated to grow in community. 

Our next cohort enrollment is anticipated for 2026

Have Questions? Email support@theblackgirldoctor.com  

Things to Know

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Program Requirements

1st or 2nd year student in a clinical or counseling doctoral program in psychology

Self identify as a Black woman

Excited to participate and stay connected to The Village long term (we coming to graduation)!

This program is completely FREE to mentees!

 

We wish we could mentor everyone who applies, but our resources are not infinite. While everyone will not be invited into a cohort, everyone who applies and meets the qualifications will receive ongoing program updates and invitations to related mentorship events and networking opportunities.

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MAKE A DONATION OR VOLUNTEER

The Village is our FREE mentorship program and safe haven for Black doctoral students in psychology. We are fostering a space where the next generation of psychologists have access to collaborative opportunities, culture, and genuine care, leading to a more empowering journey through the academy than the generations before. Generous donations allow us to host events, pay guest speakers, take them to conferences, send care packages, and offset financial hardships.

 

With an overwhelming 100 applicants for our 2023 cohort, we need your help expanding our reach! If you feel called to champion this cause, we welcome your support. 

Interested in helping in a different way? Contact us at support@theblackgirldoctor.com  

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