"Taking Flight" College Mentoring Program
About the Position:
Having a mentor is a vital ingredient to ensuring the success of young people. Many of our students are the first in their families to go to college, are immigrants or simply do not have the support and resources at home to help them navigate the college application process. The application maze can sometimes be overwhelming and with too many choices and not enough guidance, many of our young people fall between the cracks as they do not know where to even begin.
As a mentor you will be paired with one student who is either a junior or senior in High School and develop a trusting relationship in order to play the instrumental role of guiding them through the college application process. You will receive training, resources and support from staff throughout.
The outcome here is clear and you will receive the satisfaction that you have helped a youth access education that can not only change their lives but also the economic reality of their family and community. You will become a part of a new network of change agents all while learning more about your community and its diversity and its future.
Volunteers will be matched with a youth for a minimum of 1 school year and 4-6 hours per month.
- Reviewing potential college options
- Assisting with College visits if appropriate
- Provide Support with College Application
- Guide student through researching and applying to scholarships if possible
- Assist with financial aid process
- Act as a resource "broker" by providing information
- Give advice and share experience
- A passion for working with youth
- Caring and a Good listener
- A good understanding of the College Application process
- Resourceful and patient
- Culturally sensitive and nonjudgmental
- Good sense of humor and tolerant
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- College Graduate
- Currently employed and Stable
- Must complete an application
- Attend a face-to-face interview session
- Pass criminal record and child abuse registry checks
- Satisfactory employment and personal reference checks
- Communicate once month with mentor coordinator.
- Attend Orientation
Office is at 130 Warren St, Boston MA 02119. Please email resume to: Amy Melena @ Amy@presspasstv.org
About Press Pass TV
Mission: Press Pass TV is an award-winning organization that uses the power of media arts to provide meaningful employment and education for youth living in low-income neighborhoods. We offer creative outlets for self-affirmation, teach life sustaining skills and empower communities with the resilience to thrive.
Vision: We envision vibrant communities, where media arts are representative of diverse experiences and perspectives, re-igniting a love of learning. This deepens our commitment to each other, creating a network of possibilities that develops economic independence and empowers us all to realize our full potential.
- General Education
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours every 2 weeks