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MLP Big Brother Application

MLP Big Brother Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the Men's Leadership Project in 2023-2024
MLP Big Brother applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

The Men’s Leadership Project is an innovative community-based leadership development and mentoring program that connects UVA undergraduate men with local middle school boys. The big brothers and little brothers build strong, respectful relationship that help them both to grow as leaders in their schools, communities and families.

Big and little brothers’ year together begins in the fall and continues through the school year. A group of big brothers and little brothers spends one afternoon per week together at the little brothers’ middle school (except in any periods of virtual instruction at the local schools). Activities such as a ropes course are used to bring the whole group together as a team and to challenge the boys to stretch themselves physically and emotionally.

Successful applicants should plan to complete a round of interviews and a background check in order to join the MLP cohort.

MLP is sponsored by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. Learn more about the Women's Center at:

Contact and Background Information *This question is required.
This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
Please take a picture of the front of your license or ID and upload it here. Your file must be 500 KB or less to be uploaded, you can resize the file in whatever photo editing software is on your computer. *This question is required.
Permanent Address *This question is required.
Do you have a car here in Charlottesville that you will have access to for transportation to and from MLP meetings? (Having a car is a NOT a requirement for being in the program, but it is helpful for us to know how many of our Big Brothers have them.) *This question is required.
Please answer these questions in 250 words or less.
3. Have you ever taken a course that included a discussion or focus on masculinity theories, gender-based violence, or any other related topics? *This question is required.
6. Have you ever been arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime? *This question is required.

In addition, I recommend the following two people as personal and/or professional references for my application. (No written letters required) *This question is required.
Space Cell Reference 1Reference 2
We are required to conduct background checks of all MLP Big Brothers. If you are accepted to MLP, we will contact you for your social security number for that purpose.
I pledge that the information I have provided in this application is accurate. *This question is required.
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