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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4949 Silver Star RoadOrlando, FL 32808

Evans High School unites the most important influences in a child's life - school, family and community - to create a comprehensive support system focused on student achievement and well-being.

About

Mentor a freshman student at Evans High School, A Community School, and be a positive role model to inspire and motivate! Evans students live in a low-income community and are at a high risk of dropping out. You can help ensure potential isn't wasted by providing guidance and support, as these freshmen start their high school journey. The focus here is on helping them set and achieve goals for academic, professional and personal success (not academic tutoring).

Please commit to meeting with your mentee on campus at least twice per month for a 50-minute class period, as scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 7:20 am - 2:10 pm.

Since you'll be volunteering directly for our partner, Orange County Public Schools, here's how to get started:

NEW Mentors:
1. Sign up directly with Orange County Public Schools "ADDitions" at www.ocps.samaritan.com/custom/503/
2. After submitting your ADDitions application, email Volunteers.ECS@gmail.com to let them know you've signed up to be a Mentor (or with any questions), and they'll invite you to attend a 1-hour Mentor Training at the school.

RETURNING Mentors: Simply log into ADDitions at www.ocps.samaritan.com/custom/503/ and select the Mentor opportunity.

About Evans High School, A Community School: Community School at Maynard Evans Public High School isn’t just another high school. Or just a place to attend class. It reflects the hope of the Pine Hills Community, holistically serving not only students but parents and the community at large, its doors open early and late six days a week. It offers after-school tutoring, mental health counseling, mentoring, a parent resource center, a food panty, and much more. There’s even a wellness cottage right on campus, complete with primary care physician, nurse and dentist. All of this is made possible by a successful partnership among Orange County Public Schools, the University of Central Florida, CHS and other vital nonprofit organizations and community partners, including Heart of Florida United Way.

The students at Community School are the future of a community struggling to overcome cycles of poverty in all of its related incarnations. Many of them will be the first in their families to graduate with a high school diploma and move on to better lives with more opportunities. Because of what these students have accomplished, Community School transformed an "F"-rated public school into a "B" school in just a few short years after its inception. In fact, Community School has been so successful throughout its short history that it serves as a proven model for other community schools throughout the State of Florida and the nation. That means that, ultimately, if students at Community School succeed, students and communities everywhere can succeed.

Skills

  • Life Coaching
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Spanish
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Twice per month throughout the 2016-17 school year
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