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Mazie Mentoring Program

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Whenever successful people look back, they cite those older adults who influenced their development, even though they knew each other for only a short time. For students facing adversity, finding mentors can be an essential part of their success. We are looking for volunteer mentors to support students at Framingham, Marlborough and Waltham High School!

Since 1998 over 900 Framingham and Waltham High School sophomores have been paired by the Foundation with mentors from the MetroWest community. Volunteer mentors are needed each year to start with sophomore students or to fill in for a student who's mentor has moved away. For more information and an application, please contact Foundation staff at Rachel.Constanzo@bbbscm.org or phone 508-450-7447.

The students are referred by school counselors based on their need for an adult guide in their lives. Mentors are asked to commit for 1 year and spend a minimum of 8 hours per month with their mentees. Activities done together focus on raising the student's self-esteem, encouraging them to focus more on their education and career options, and enabling them to take control over their lives. Mentees set goals around community service, their education and their career options. The Mazie Mentoring Program presents achievement awards which include lap top computers and scholarships for mentees.

More information about the mentoring program can be found at http://www.mazie.org. For those interested in learning more about this opportunity to make a positive impact on a young teen's life, please contact the Program Director: Rachel Constanzo, Tel: 508-450-7447 Email: Rachel.Constanzo@bbbscm.org

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About Mazie Mentoring Program

Location:

4 Franklin Commons, Framingham, MA 01701, US

Mission Statement

The Mazie Mentoring Program honors John Andrew Mazie, who was killed by a drunken driver on June 19, 1997, at age 26. Our mission is to fulfill the legacy of John Andrew Mazie by recruiting and training adult volunteers to mentor and act as role models for Framingham, Marlborough and Waltham High School students. Mentors enable the teens to take control of their lives, to set and achieve goals, to apply to college or other post-secondary training, and to experience success.

Description

Mentees enter the Mazie Mentoring Program in their sophomore year by being recommended by school staff as being at-risk of not realizing their full potential in school and in life. They remain in the program through high school graduation.

Our volunteer mentors support their mentees to set and achieve three-, six- and 12-month goals around community service, their academic performance, college research, career options and personal health and fitness The Foundation presents goal achievement awards at these intervals, including a lap top computer, for the successful completion of their college research goal.

Upon completion of the program and graduation from high school, mentees who are accepted into a post-secondary educational program receive the foundation scholarship.

WHEN

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WHERE

Framingham High School115 A StreetFramingham, MA 01701

(42.3175,-71.4021)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • STEM
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours/month

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