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Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - Volunteer Mentor Opportunity
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Did you ever wish you had a mentor who provided you with additional guidance when you were in middle school or high school? Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - L.O.V.E. Mentoring is now recruiting female-identifying university students and recent alumni to serve as volunteer mentors during our programs in the 2023-2024 academic year to help young female students to thrive!
Latinas On the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E.) Mentoring is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers young Latinas and other young women of diverse backgrounds to strive for success, both in school and in life, through mentorship and health interventions targeted at mental, reproductive and physical health, as well as college and career readiness. Founded in 2012, L.O.V.E. serves as a preventative program that supports young women to believe in themselves and their self-worth.
We provide student-mentees with a safe space to engage in socio-emotional learning and guidance from mentors and teachers who come from similar backgrounds and share similar experiences. Our mentoring program is delivered from September to June during the academic year for approximately 32 weeks in New York City public schools and charter schools. Mentors and mentees participate in weekly, hour-long sessions guided by a curriculum that consists of four core components:
- Mental Health & Wellness
- Reproductive Health
- College Access
- Career Readiness
Our volunteer mentors enjoy the following benefits:
- Take the lead in supporting a young woman through an ongoing relationship
- Serve as a positive role model
- Mentor Training ToolKit, to prepare you in the topics of mental health and socio-emotional learning, as well as class management.
- Opportunity to work with young women of diverse backgrounds in a classroom setting while developing leadership and communication skills, and other transferable skills.
- Opportunity to network and build professional relationships with our team leaders and our partners at networking events, discussion panels, and team gatherings.
- Professional development opportunities exclusively for mentors, like access to internship opportunities with our team and our partners.
- College credit offered with the permission of the successful candidate’s college or university.
- Certificate of completion and other recognitions and acknowledgements for their service
- Have a 3.0 GPA minimum
- Be currently enrolled in a higher education institution as an undergraduate or graduate student, OR be a recent graduate.
- Be interested in working with young people, specifically female student youth of diverse backgrounds
- Be available to mentor at least one partner school, for one hour, once a week, from September 2023 to June 2024.
- Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
- Be willing to complete the application process
- Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitment
- Attend required in-person and/or virtual mentor training sessions as prescribed
- Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring performance
- Be willing to complete a background check
By creating an environment focused on role-modeling, L.O.V.E.’s goal is to provide young women access to resources that can help bring out their innate capabilities to reach their goals and lead healthy lifestyles. Join us as a volunteer mentor for the upcoming school year 2023-2024! Ready to apply for this volunteer role? Learn more by visiting lovementoring.org .
About Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program, Inc.
1460 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, US
L.O.V.E. supports and empowers young Latinas to strive both in school and life by providing positive role models
Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program supports and empowers young women to strive both in school and in life through positive role modeling. The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program works in partnership with NYC public schools, charter schools, colleges and universities, whose mission is to enhance the well-being of young girls and Latinx communities in New York City.
L.O.V.E. takes place each academic year from September to June, running for approximately 32 weeks. L.O.V.E. is a school-based curriculum program that consists of four core components: Mental health, Reproductive health, College access and Career readiness. Volunteer mentors meet with their mentees in partner schools on a weekly basis for an hour.
1460 BroadwayNew YorkNew York, NY 10036
August 24, 2023
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- General Education
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One hour per week for an entire academic year (September - June). This is equivalent to approximately 32 weeks.
- Female College and University Students