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MVP (Mentoring Values People)

Have you heard the latest about MVP? Mentoring Values People – MVP for short – is a mentoring program where older NJSA members serve as mentors to younger and first-time NJSA members. Meanwhile, the NJSA mentors have the awesome opportunity to be “coached” by some of the swine industry’s leaders in production, business and communications. Mentor training takes place in the spring at the NJSA National Youth Leadership Conference. With our association’s increased growth, this program provides youth with a great opportunity to get to know other NJSA members while learning more about what NJSA has to offer.

Join MVP

Mentors: To become a mentor, you must first go through training. Training takes place annually at our national youth leadership conference. All interested youth ages 14-21 are encouraged to train and apply. The MVP training will discuss how to become a mentor and specific requirements for the mentor.

Download Mentor Application

Protégés: Novice, Junior or new NJSA members can sign up for a mentor on the National Junior Summer Spectacular (NJSS) entry form. You will be introduced to your mentor at the NJSS and invited to fun MVP activities. Your mentor will help you get to know others in NJSA, explain in more detail what NJSA has to offer, and simply be a friendly face in this growing association. He or she can also answer questions and offer advice on how to succeed within NJSA.

Download Protégé Application

MVP Events

Meet with your protégé, mentor or coach outside an NJSA scheduled event, such as state fairs and open shows throughout the summer! Also plan to meet at this fall's NJSA shows and events!

For more information about the MVP program, contact the NJSA office at 765.463.3594 or e-mail kaley@nationalswine.com