Mentor a high school student from a low income family in NJ or DE


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

43 South Main StreetLooking for mentors in all of NJ and DEPennington, NJ 08534

About

A distinctive element of the GSBF mentoring program is that mentoring begins shortly after the student’s acceptance into our program. GSBF wants our scholars to have the tools they need to be successful in college, before they get to college. Mentors ensure that our scholars receive the support they need from someone they can trust - in addition to parents and teachers - and on whom they can call with a question or concern, and with whom they can celebrate their achievements.

Mentors are a key component of our program. They inspire our scholars, help them dream big, set realistic goals, provide feedback and authority, encourage accountability and celebrate successes with them. For those students who find the challenges of being a high school teen overwhelming or academic rigor to be a struggle, a mentoring relationship can provide the motivation and care a student needs in that moment and over time. All students can benefit by having another positive adult figure in their lives.

We provide a trained adult mentor to each 9 th grade student chosen to receive a GSBF Scholarship. Mentors help our scholars navigate the academic and social challenges of high school, in addition to helping them choose appropriate college prep courses . Scholar/Mentor relationships are designed to last through a scholar’s high school years. Many students and mentors keep in touch through college and beyond!

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • about 3 hours a month
  • We are looking for mentors in NJ, DE and IL
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