Experienced micronationalists are being asked to express their interest in becoming mentors for younger community members as part of a new programme aimed at easing the often steep learning curve associated with joining micronationalism.
The Micronational Mentorship Program, launched today by Dallin Langford, aims to match new micronationalists, who he generally considers those who joined the community from January 2015 to present, with experienced community members. Each mentor would be assigned to a student and be responsible for providing “tips and tricks” and sharing useful knowledge from their experiences. Once the student completes the mentorship, a further optional internship, which would involve the assignment to a temporary government position in the mentor’s micronation, would be offered as a means of providing further experience.
“This way a sense of unity will develop, and newer micronationalists will be able to not nearly mess up as badly as you see on the forums and elsewhere,” Langford told the MicroWiki Community, referencing the recent angst that occurred there over comments regarding Islam.
Individuals interested in becoming either a mentor or a student have been asked to self-identify by Langford by submitting the requisite form, which can be accessed via his announcement.