My advice for prospective mentors is encapsulated in the sage wisdom of Stetsasonic: “don't let your mouth write a check that your ass can’t cash.” 1. Understand your capacity. 2. Be clear in what you are offering and to whom. 3. Uphold your commitments.
Want to say @AaronGustafson is amazing both as a technology professional with deep insight into inclusive web practices, and as a human who listens deeply and engages thoughtfully. If you are an aspiring web dev from an under-represented community, apply! We need more like this!