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East Harlem Tutorial Program

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Become a College Mentor and Make a Difference in a High School Student’s Life!

All interested volunteers must apply here: http://bttr.im/qn257

East Harlem Tutorial Program’s (EHTP) goal is to help prepare students with the academic skills, strength of character and social and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves. The College Mentoring Program is one way we work towards achieving our goal.

The College Mentoring Program is two-year, one-on-one program that guides high school scholars through the entire college admissions process and supports them as they navigate their first year of college. The program’s goal is to ensure that each senior successfully applies to college, finds financial aid, and chooses the school that is best suited for their needs.

Mentor Responsibilities:

- Mentees apply to a minimum of 6 schools, CUNY or SUNY schools

- Support students as they research and apply to at least six "best fit" colleges and at least four scholarships

- Complete all required parts of the college application with students by program deadlines, including the personal statement, financial aid applications, and submission of academic records

- Support the development of their professional communication skills, including skills related to interviews and email communication

- Track and report scholar progress regularly in accordance with program policies

- Act as a role model, resource, and support system to your mentee.

- Support your mentee as they transition into and through their first year of college.

Competencies of a Successful Mentor

- Extreme locus of control - mentor goes above and beyond to meet goals and is action-oriented.

- Excellent project manager - mentor is highly organized, can articulate a system for keeping track of responsibilities and meeting deadlines, and has a willingness and desire to do the research necessary to develop list of "best fit" schools for mentee.

- Strong influencer/motivator - builds relationships quickly, is a great listener, inspires trust, and has a strong ability to influence and motivate people to desired outcomes.

- Mission Fit - Passionate about EHTP’s mission of preparing students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and to realize their best possible selves

Time Commitment:

The College Mentoring program is a two-year commitment with different requirements in Years One & Two.

  • Year One: support your mentee with the college admissions process through weekly meetings in East Harlem (minimum of 90 minutes once per week, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings)
  • Year Two: organize a monthly email or phone call with your mentee to provide support and guidance during their first year of college (minimum of 30 minutes once per month)

Questions? Contact Jaime Rodriguez, Associate, Volunteers and Interns, at jarodriguez @ehtp.org

Ready to apply? Apply using our online application: http://bttr.im/qn257

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About East Harlem Tutorial Program

Location:

2035 Second Avenue, East Harlem Tutorial Program, New York, NY 10029, US

Mission Statement

EHTP’s mission is to prepare students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves.

Description

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities and to realize their best possible selves. As a vital education center in East Harlem, EHTP operates out-of-school time programming that provides academic enrichment, college-ready resources and social-emotional support for students in grades K-12 and operates two public charter schools: East Harlem Scholars Academies. EHTP would not be the organization that we are today without the help and support from our amazing volunteers. Volunteers empower our scholars, prepare them for academic success, support their social enrichment, and help them gain the confidence they will need to succeed in college and in life.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

East Harlem Tutorial Program2050 2nd AveNew York, NY 10029

(40.7902,-73.94257)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Literacy
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly (Tuesday OR Wednesday) from 6:00-8:00pm
  • All interested volunteers must apply here:¬†http://bttr.im/qn257

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