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University of Delaware campus- Willard HallNewark, DE 19702


Mentor- Job Description

TeenSHARP is looking for passionate, knowledgeable and committed mentors.TeenSHARP prepares students of color for admission into selective colleges while developing them as ambassadors of higher education in their communities.

Mentor Duties/Responsibilities:

-Mentors are expected to be at TeenSHARP at least 2 Saturdays a month from 2:30-4:30pm to work with their mentees.

-Act as a resource and guide to academic performance and college prep

-Work closely with TeenSHARP staff through phone contact, personal conferences and group meetings to discuss ideas, challenges, opportunities, etc.

-Serve as an example/role model for mentee


-At least 18 years of age

-An interest in education, career guidance, social justice, and/or civil service

-Willingness to attend at least 2 Saturday afternoon sessions per month

-Openness to cultural differences

-Strong active listening and relationship building skills


Why become a Mentor with TeenSHARP?

-Training in communication skills, the role of a mentor, diversity training and youth development.

-Increased skills in working with youth

-Gain access to TeenSHARP’s extensive network in education policy, college access, higher education etc.

-The privilege of interacting with other motivated young students and professionals

-Opportunities to incorporate work accomplished through TeenSHARP into service learning certifications and other leadership initiatives

-Opportunities to incorporate one’s own interests/studies into the mentorship experience (e.g. theses/dissertations,education, psychology, civil service)

Location: TeenSHARP sessions take place from 10am-4:30pm on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters on the University of Delaware Newark campus (the program does not meet on Thanksgiving and Easter and has a winter holiday break).

*** Please submit resume to gabrielle.thomas@teensharp.org


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  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month

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