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Amplify Horse Racing is accepting applications through June 30 for its fall 2024 Mentorship Program, which is scheduled for Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, the educational non-profit said in a press release on Thursday afternoon.

The program provides an introductory step for youth and young adults who want to learn more about the Thoroughbred industry by matching them with experienced industry professionals who can offer career guidance.

The suggested age range for mentee candidates is 15-25, with no restrictions based on academic achievement. The program is also accepting potential mentors who can demonstrate substantial and relevant experience in the Thoroughbred horse industry or an applied field, and can meet the program’s minimum training requirements, background check and time commitment. All applicants must be residents of the United States, U.S. territories, or Canada.

Amplify will host a live-streamed Q&A session for potential mentees and mentors on Facebook, X and YouTube on Thursday, June 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions in real time about program logistics and timeline, or can submit questions in advance to info@amplifyhorseracing.org.

Travel grants to outstanding mentees will be awarded to those who complete their intake and demonstrate a strong dedication to pursuing involvement in the Thoroughbred industry. Award recipients will have the opportunity to travel to Kentucky for a weekend of behind-the-scenes tours in November, and will be recognized at Amplify’s annual youth and young adult Thoroughbred industry networking event.

“I knew that applying for this program could allow me the opportunity to explore future career paths,” said spring 2024 mentee, Grace Conley. “Through my mentorship, I now have connections to people in equine media and communications if I ever need a letter of recommendation or want to apply for an internship. I was also able to meet a lot of different people and see new places that are important to the industry.”

Click here to learn about the program and to apply.

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