FYLPRO partners with US-Asia Institute to provide Filipino American mentorship


Alvin Adriano


September 10, 2021 

Six members of the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) organization serve as USAI mentors to Filipino American civic leaders

FYLPRO is proud to partner with the US-Asia Institute (USAI) to provide mentors for interns in its 2021 IMPACT! (“Inspiring, Motivating and Preparing for Action towards Civic Transformation”) Filipino American professional development program which took place June 7 to August 6, 2021.

USAI’s IMPACT! program gives young Filipino Americans a firsthand look at the American government and political system in Washington D.C. The mentorship component supports FYLPRO’s own mission of expanding the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora who can advocate for their communities’ interests and serve as a bridge between the U.S. and the Philippines. Mentees are able to tap FYLPRO’s pool of talented leaders for support to navigate their careers.

“Our mentorship program is dedicated to inspiring the youth and encouraging them to engage with their Filipino American community,” said Alvin Adriano, chair of FYLPRO’s Mentorship Program committee. “We felt that the experience of interacting with professional and high achieving Filipino leaders could offer guidance and insight for them. We are very excited to have the opportunity to celebrate our FYLPRO alumni while building relationships and networks for these aspiring young leaders.”

Mentor-mentee pairs were matched based on professional and career interests and met virtually biweekly. Tiffany Batac (FYLPRO ‘16), Brian Tajo (FYLPRO ‘18), Earl Valencia (FYLPRO ‘19), Fred Docdocil (FYLPRO ‘19), Jean Gavina (FYLPRO board director) and Jack Myint (FYLPRO volunteer) offered guidance to help IMPACT interns expand their networks and forge deep connections with other successful Fil-Am leaders.

“It was truly an honor to have an opportunity to help ‘pay it forward’ by becoming a mentor,” said Docdocil, mentor and FYLPRO board treasurer. “My mentee, Andrea, is such an accomplished young lady at such a young age, I’m thrilled to see what the future holds for her and the rest of her cohorts.”

On September 24, at 8pm ET, mentors and mentees will share highlights of their experience with the program on Facebook live. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/FYLPROMentorship2021

FYLPRO continues to expand its mentorship program by connecting its pool of successful alumni and members with like-minded organizations. Currently, FYLPRO is working with the Philippine Graduate Mentorship Program with the Philippine Consulate General in New York. 

For information on partnering with FYLPRO, please reach out to Mentorship Committee Chair Alvin Adriano at alvin.adriano@fylpro.org.

About Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.

FYLPRO was established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) to annually identify outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to distinguished network captains of industry and government.

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