Recruit and help students from underserved communities attend college!


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When

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

Where

University of Southern California CampusLos Angeles, CA 90089


About

Minds Matter of Los Angeles provides a rigorous academic program for bright, motivated high school students from underserved communities. As Co-Director of Mentees, you will recruit and help find the most deserving students to join this life-changing program.

For more information, please complete our volunteer questionnaire (located at https://www.tfaforms.com/310839) so we can learn a little more about you. You can also visit our website at www.mindsmatterla.org or email us at volunteer@mindsmatterla.org. Special Interests or Skills Required:
  • Ability to visit area high schools during the day

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

  • Teen counseling experience
Other Helpful Skills/Experience:
  • Previous public speaking experience

  • Relationships with counselors, principals, or other administrators within LAUSD or at area charter schools

  • Strong project management and organizational skills
Program Highlights:
  • Since 1991, 100% of Minds Matter graduates have been accepted to a 4-year college or university

  • Over 90% of our students will be the first in their families to graduate from college

  • From 2012-2015 Our students have been awarded 7 Gates Millennium Scholarships

  • Newly implemented Financial Literacy program (launched 2014)

Skills

  • Program Management
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours per week April to Sept.
  • 1 hour per week during other months

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