Mentor a Latino Student - Help a student graduate & go to college! Only 1 day per week!


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Mon Sep 05, 2016 03:30 PM - Fri Jun 02, 2017 05:30 PM


Various DC Public SchoolsWashington, DC 20016


The Latino Student Fund (LSF) is seeking dynamic college and professional men to take on the role of mentoring at-risk male students in DC public schools.

LSF’s Te Guio program is a mentoring program created in affiliation with the DC Mayor’s Empowering Males of Color Initiative. Te Guio provides a 1-on-1 mentorship for at-risk Latino males in DC public schools to assist them in successfully graduating from high school and to help them through the college application process. LSF aims to reduce the barriers to higher education commonly found among first-generation, minority student populations.

As a mentor you will:

  • Work 1-on-1 with a 9 th grade male Latino student to ensure they are on track to graduate and attend college
  • Follow an online program with your student to discuss various college preparatory topics
  • Share your post-secondary education knowledge with your student to encourage them and assist them in the college application process
  • Meet at 1 of 5 DCPS sites one day per week for 1.5 hours with your assigned student (program runs Monday-Thursday after school, from approximately 3:15pm - 5:00pm, you will meet only one of these days)
  • Check in with your student at least one other time during the week outside of program time

*Please note that volunteers will need to undergo a background check (fingerprinting and TB test) through DCPS

*There are 5 DC Public Schools included in the Te Guio program. As a mentor, you will be assigned to one student in one school. However, mentors are welcome to mentor more than one student, each at a different school site if interested.

Interested volunteers can go to to sign up. When registering, select the "Te Guio Mentoring" group. If you have any questions, please email or call the Latino Student Fund office at 202-244-3438.


  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • 1.5 hours, once per week
  • Volunteers will need to undergo a background check (fingerprinting and TB test) through DCPS
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