Become A Mentor

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 cohort program!

We are looking for dynamic speakers and mentors who are passionate about their crafts and enjoy helping others succeed to teach our high schoolers look and learn classes, hands on sessions, business workshops, leadership and team building skills.

The look & learn and hands on classes consist of a 2-4 hour experience, while business workshops are 1 hour each. These classes will only be taught during our summer and winter camps.

We are accepting 25 high schoolers for each cohort session and 50 for each camp session who may or may not be currently enrolled in a cosmetology program.

We need experts willing to share their gifts (virtually or in person) in the following areas: 

Volunteer (All 5 days) *not valid for virtual sessions

  • Social Media
  • Registration
  • Classroom assistant
  • Serve Lunch
  • Set up (to be done the day before Day 1) / Break Down (end of day 4)

Hands On Sessions: 

  • Natural Hair Blow Outs (Silk Press)
  • Natural Hair Styling (Protective Styling)
  • Braiding
  • Wig Making (Hand Sewn)
  • Wig Making (Machine Sewn)
  • Micro Link Installation

Hands On Sessions: 

  • Lash Extensions
  • Waxing
  • Makeup/ Skincare

*Instructors will teach 2 classes on hands on days. A morning session and an afternoon session. This allows students to switch and experience multiple classes in the day.

Business Workshops and Cohort Sessions

  • Business Marketing & Branding
  • Business Finances (Understanding Freelance finances)
  • Social Media Content
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Leadership Skills

Senior Class Day: 

  • Product Development (The steps to creating your first product.)
  • Brand Building (Help them draft and create a simple text logo with brand colors)
  • Website Development (Help them create a simple one page website to showcase work and book clients)

The summer camp is a 5 day event with hands on being day 1 & 2, day 3 & 4 will be the day for business workshops, and day 5 is dedicated to our upcoming and graduating seniors (or students with 1500 cosmetolgy hours).

Camp Hours: All 5 days are 8am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break from 12pm-1pm every day.

Cohort Hours:  9am - 2pm with a 30 minute lunch break from 11:30am-12pm every day.

Your specific class times will be given once the curriculum is complete.

(not valid for virtual sessions) If you are unable to stay for the entire day, we do require presenters to arrive 45 minutes prior to their class beginning to allow time for set up.

Note: This is an unpaid engagement. If travel is required, note that housing and accomodations are not provided, nor are travel expenses rendered. We will have an affiliate hotel that will allow you a special rate upon receipt of your signed contract. 

Cohort Mentors: Must be open to creating your curriculum alongside Adrienne Small and committing to a full cohort ( 2 Saturdays a month for 2 months). Date options will be given after receipt of application.

Please only apply if you are 100% sure you can present. 

Questions? Email Info@TheAdrienneSmallFoundation.org