Become a Mentor


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

WHY BECOME A YEAR UP MENTOR?
* Make a difference in a young person’s life
* Provide support during the challenging transition to a career and college
* Become part of the Year Up Mentoring community for networking opportunities with like-minded professionals

WHAT MAKES A GREAT YEAR UP MENTOR?
* The ability and desire to work with young adults (ages 18-24) from diverse urban backgrounds
* A positive attitude and good listening skills
* The willingness to share your knowledge and experiences
* Patience, understanding, and a sense of humor

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE YEAR UP MENTOR?
* Email or call once a week and meet face-to-face with your student once a month for an 8-month period
* Assist in building and accessing professional networks and in reviewing resumes and college forms
* Encourage continuous learning and problem solving
* Attend the Year Up graduation and recognize your student

Skills

  • Software Engineering
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • IT Help Desk
  • Professional Development
  • Network Administration

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training

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