"In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with."
- Maya Angelou
"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."
Who are MOSTe Mentors?
MOSTe Mentors are professional, college-educated women and at least 21 years of age. They come from all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and religions. Some great friendships happen among our mentors too. It's a great group of women and we are always looking for more!
MOSTe mentoring includes attending our workshops, chaperoning a Saturday bus ride to a MOSTe event, bringing your scholar to cultural events, accompanying her on college fairs and college tours, introducing her to friends and family, listening to her ideas, concerns and more.
We have a great support structure and provide a mandatory full day training which covers policies, procedures, expectations, guidelines, etc. In addition, we offer ongoing training throughout the year based on mentor needs and to ensure our mentor's voices are heard. We also provide access to a private Facebook group for mentors to communicate and share mentoring stories with one another. Mentors also have constant access to our volunteer coordinator, Katie Merrill. She rocks!
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Full school year, hours approx 6hrs/month
- MOSTe has a rolling admissions & a big emphasis is during Spring/Summer before the next academic yr