Thank you for your interest in supporting the future of FoRB!

Most FoRB activists are too busy dealing with crises of mass atrocity to address the mundane tasks of succession planning, like recruitment, onboarding, and retention. Unfortunately, this lack of planning is becoming a crisis in itself. According to the 2022 IRF Roundtable end of year survey, fewer than 10% of Roundtable participants are from generations Y or Z, whereas they comprise 57% of the general workforce. 

“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”

Pierre Tielhard de Chardin

The FoRB movement was built by Baby Boomers. And while our founders heroically soldier on, their friends are retiring in droves. So at this juncture, we must consider what will happen when the founders are no longer able to do their lifesaving work if there is nobody to replace them. The term “adapt or die” would be very literal in this context. 

We have a narrow window of opportunity to recruit a new generation of leaders before decades of institutional wisdom are lost. The seasoned heroes of this movement need to prioritize passing the torch by providing guidance, sharing wisdom, and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.”

—H.G. Wells English writer

Why Become a Mentor:

  • Multiply Your Impact: While mentoring requires time, it can lead to larger-scale accomplishments. New recruits, with proper guidance, can augment the work significantly.
  • Bilateral Learning: While mentors bring vast experience to the table, mentees often introduce fresh ideas, tech-savviness, or proficiency in social media campaigns.
  • Legacy Continuation: Ensuring that the work continues is essential for its long-term success and impact.

Responsibilities of a Mentor

We’re here to support you in your mentorship by handling some of the more general tasks of onboarding (like explaining who USCIRF is and who the Yazidis are) so you can spend your time on your own particular expertise and the interests of your mentee.

Mentor Application Form