The MVP Mentor Program is a relatively new program from Microsoft that helps connect students who want to learn more about Microsoft technologies with Microsoft MVPs. The idea behind this program is to mentor students in becoming technology leaders in their communities.
MVP Mentor Program
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program recognizes individuals from around the world, who freely share their knowledge and real-world expertise with others and help people enhance the way they use technology. The Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Program is a worldwide educational program that sponsors students majoring in disciplines related to technology who then share their knowledge with the academic community.
If you are a Microsoft MVP, you can apply to become a Mentor. If you are a Microsoft Student Partner, you can search for a Mentor.
To become an MVP Mentor, you can give real-time advice on any of the programs social channels like Facebook, Twitter @mvpmentor, etc. You can also host a mentoring event for students on using any Microsoft technology. Once you have expressed your interest and it gets approved, the MVP Mentor Program will coordinate and promote your event, and host it on their official YouTube channel as well.
If this does not seem to be your cup of tea, the option to mentor a student on a one-to-one basis is also available. The MVP Mentor Program may ask you to help a student with a project.
You can read more about it at the new website and at the official program blog. Here, you will also get additional information about the Education Partners like Microsoft Student Partners, Imagine Cup, DigiGirlz, UCrew and the TEALS Program, as well as links to useful resources like YouthSpark, DreamSpark, MVA, Channel 9, Microsoft Communities and the Innovation Center.