Mentors for Immigrant Youth Needed
Enroot is seeking male volunteer mentors to provide 1:1 support to Cambridge and Somerville high school students who are enrolled in ourprogram. Enroot empowers students to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. Students are recent immigrants to the US. Most are from low-income families and are the first in their family to go to college.
We are especially looking for strong male role models who are fluent in Spanish or Haitian Creole.
A MENTOR IS... A trusted advisor, a role model, a guide, a friend... every relationship is a little bit different. You help a student dream big, set goals, and pursue them. An effective mentor:
- Is a caring adult who is consistent, patient, dependable, and proactive
- Appreciates and celebrates each student's potential
- Is committed to developing a positive relationship with their mentee
- Is willing to take the time to introduce a young person to the many options and opportunities in his or her future
MENTORS GUIDE THEIR MENTEE IN A VARIETY OF AREAS INCLUDING:
- Building positive relationships
- Exploring careers
- Succeeding in school
- Workplace readiness
- Postsecondary planning
Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 1-2 hours. All mentees belong to either the Mentorship Cohort or the Leadership Cohort.
Mentors paired with Leadership Cohort (Cambridge and Somerville) students will work with their mentees out in the community, exploring the Greater Boston Area, improving communication skills, and supplementing their students’ career and postsecondary planning.
Mentors paired with Mentorship Cohort (Cambridge only) students will work with their mentees to build community and communication skills in weekly guided workshops, as well as engage in fun pair activities.
All mentors are expected to attend a comprehensive 4-6 hour training. Topics covered include cultural competency and communication, as well as an introduction to mentoring youth. Training sessions are interactive and dynamic, and take place in the early evening hours or on weekends.
To apply, fill out our application form on our volunteer page https://goo.gl/forms/tqxDE9T7EUbaoydg1. You will then be invited for an in-person interview.
To learn more about our program, visit our website www.enrooteducation.org
Email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours weekly