Volunteer Mentors Needed for High School Students


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Cause Areas

When

Fri Jan 01, 2016 - Mon Jun 05, 2017

Where

Dallas ISD High SchoolsDallas, TX 75209


About

C.H.O.I.C.E. mentors are responsible adults willing to commit at least four hours a month toward fostering a positive relationship with a high school student. High School Mentors Must: * Be at least 21 years of age * A college graduate or currently enrolled in college, exceptions can be made for certain experience levels * Complete a mentor application and interview * Pass a background check and reference check * Submit a copy of their driver's license * Complete 3 hours of mentor training * Commit to a mentor-mentee match for a minimum of one year -Which includes attending one event/career shadow, one service learning project, and meeting with student at least one hour per week What our mentors will do: * Encourages students to stay in school and plan for the future. * Use non-threatening, neutral content to begin and build the relationship. * Reinforce the importance of having a job throughout their high school career. And help them with job applications and mock interviews. * Reinforce the importance of the SAT, ACT, and PSAT. (If they do not qualify for funding to take prep classes and funding for the tests themselves, we can help them apply as well as help with the costs) * When the time comes to start applying for colleges, we will help them apply and assist with costs associated. * Fill out FAFSA application as well as scholarship applications. And inform when these are available. As well as our Fun FAFSA Day. * Scholarship opportunities through Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E. * Help find scholarship opportunities through various resources. * Encourage students to stay away from drugs and educate them on the effects of drug abuse. * Reports to Director of C.H.O.I.C.E. Mentoring or Lead Mentor after every mentor visit.

Skills

  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month for at least a school year.
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