At AFCPE®, we believe in the value of connection and the importance of relationship building, which is why we are passionate about connecting financial professionals across the continuum of care. 

The MentorConnect program, an exclusive benefit for AFCPE Members, is an informal mentorship program designed to enhance your professional career. We believe that mentorship is foundational to a professional’s development and growth.

A strong mentoring relationship is built on collaboration and commitment.


While the person designated as the mentor may have more experience, skill or knowledge, in a strong mentoring relationship, both mentor and mentee learn from one another.

Why become a Mentor?

For more seasoned professionals, being a Mentor is a great way to pay it forward. We’ve all had people in our lives who have helped shape our work and our career. The MentorConnect program offers you the opportunity to share skills, resources, and connections – to help others work through issues and challenges, to develop strategic thinking and to foster growth.

Why become a Mentee?

Whether you are looking for guidance as you go through an AFCPE certification program, thinking about making a career change or just want to enhance skills and knowledge to grow in your work, having a mentor provides you with access to new skills, knowledge and the opportunity to expand your network and broaden your professional opportunities.

Willa Williams, AFC®, AFCPE® Member

“What I love most about being an AFCPE® Member is just the opportunity to be a part of something cutting edge that’s bringing together financial education and literacy opportunities to everybody.”

Ben A Mercado, AFC®

"The community of AFCPE® is really beneficial because we are able to group with other practitioners, like myself, other educators, and even researchers."

Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®

"Membership with the AFCPE®, I mean, it's a slam dunk. If you're in this business working as an educator, as a researcher on personal financial issues, this is the place to be."

Jerry Buchko, Private Practice, 2018 AFCPE® President

"You learn from each other and that excitement just builds. You feed off of each other! It just carries you along."

Syble Solomon, AFCPE® Member

“AFCPE® Members are the people who really make things happen – they create policy, do the research, develop programs and work with people who need their expertise.”

The Time Commitment

To get the most out of your Mentor/Mentee relationship, we require participants to make a five-month
commitment. We also suggest meeting at least once a month to ensure that both parties feel supported and to allow for the Mentoring relationship to develop. 

You can sign up for the 2023 MentorConnect program during the following windows:

  • March 2023 Cohort: February 1st – February 15th 
  • August 2023 Cohort: Sign up between July 3rd – July 16th


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