Volunteer to be a College Access Mentor!


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When

Tue Sep 25, 2018 06:00 PM - Tue Apr 30, 2019 08:00 PM

Where

197 East BroadwayManny Cantor CenterNew York, NY 10002
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About

BECOME A COLLEGE ACCESS MENTOR at MANNY CANTOR CENTER!

Empower a young person to make the best college choice and achieve life goals by becoming a College Access Mentor!

WHAT IS OUR COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM?

This program focuses and motivates students towards achieving their learning goals, whether that be a four year college or university or a vocational or technical school. With a combination of age appropriate and appealing college access activities, and consistent encouragement, youth have the tools and resources they need to succeed personally and academically. Mentors are a key component in encouraging students, and helping them to create a plan and pathway for education.

WHAT IS YOUR COMMITMENT AS A MENTOR?

  • Work one-on-one with a student as they navigate the college application process
  • Help your mentee with creating their college list, writing their personal statement, and researching and reviewing scholarship options
  • Serve as a role model, providing guidance and support
  • Commit to attending each weekly mentor session from 6-8PM on Tuesdays, beginning September 25th and ending April 30th. There will also be a mandatory orientation on Monday, September 17th.
  • There will also be formal opportunities in the spring to stay connected with your mentee through college readiness and career awareness activities.

HOW TO GET STARTED!

  • Fill out our volunteer application by visiting: http://cerv.is/m?0038gU3a60F
  • Share you availability for a phone call screening in the additional details section of the application
  • Prospective mentors will need to attend an in-person group interview to be considered
  • To ensure the safety and security of all program participants you will be required to submit to a background check

APPLY TO BE A MENTOR IF...

  • You have experience and/or interest working with college bound students
  • You are passionate about building a strong working relationship with youth.
  • You want the opportunity to be a positive and consistent role model and make a difference in the life of a young person
  • You are available to commit to every Tuesday from 6-8PM

WE NEED YOUR HANDS. WE NEED YOUR HEARTS. GET INVOLVED BY VOLUNTEERING!

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Financial Literacy
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6:00-8:00pm every Tuesday
  • experience with college application process

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