Roseland University Prep and Roseland Collegiate Prep are seeking positive, enthusiastic, and educated adults who would like to make a difference in helping high school students achieve their dreams of successful college careers. To make each of these dreams a reality, we started the Through College Mentoring Program, and we need your help!
Most of the students at RUP/RCP will be first generation high school graduates, and many of them come from low-income households, where English is a second-language. They have the drive and desire to achieve great things, but most lack the support, guidance and resources at home to help them reach their full potential. RUP and RCP do a great job of keeping them up to date on all the hoops to jump through to make it in the college world, but some students really want the extra help, support and expertise of a one-on-one mentor relationship.
That’s where you come in. As a mentor you will act as a resource and support for a student and help him/her successfully complete high school and transition into college. We will have monthly trainings for the academic piece, but equally important is expanding the students’ experiences and helping them see what is out beyond the Roseland community. We are looking for a 2 ½ year commitment of 2 hours monthly. Complete training and support is offered by mentor coordinators, so no need to be an expert in college requirements, all that is needed is a willingness to help your mentee navigate through this exciting and challenging time in his/her life.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, please contact us for an application, which goes through the expectations and guidelines in more detail. We am also happy to answer any questions you may have. We hope you can help us bridge the education gap and make a difference in a student’s life by becoming an Roseland District mentor!
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- varies, but about 2 hours a month, for 2.5 years
- tb skin test, fingerprinting (paid for by school)