Interested in Education, Youth Development, and Health? Mentor with MIKE!


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Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:45 AM - Thu Jan 11, 2018 01:45 PM


De La Salle North Catholic High School7528 N Fenwick AvePortland, OR 97217


Support local youth while gaining experience and honing skills in health education and youth development by mentoring with MIKE Program! MIKE (Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education) Program is accepting applications for health mentors now for Fall Semester 2017.

MIKE empowers youth to be health leaders through education, mentorship, and community outreach.

Health and education are linked. The healthier you are the more likely you are to attain an education. The more education you have, the more likely you are to be healthy. In fact, the level of education is the best predictor of health outcomes. Therefore, MIKE works toward health equity and educational parity. MIKE’s vision is all people meeting their potential of vibrant good health, contributing as citizens of a vibrant, strong society.

As a mentor, you will act as a guide and positive role model for a group of 4-5 youth. You will join a teacher and MIKE staff to work with your youth in a health classroom along with a team of other mentors and their youth. Mentors will take turns providing healthy snacks to the class (paid for by MIKE Program) and facilitate small group discussions, assist with hands-on activities, participate in a field trip, and facilitate a final Health Leadership Project as each youth team creates a project to promote health within their own community.

Mentors meet once per week in a high school classroom for at least one academic semester or year-long projects. We have spots available for the following projects:

De La Salle North Catholic High School in North Portland just off the Yellow Max Line:

Typcally Thursdays, 10:45 AM-12:10 PM; 12:20-1:30 PM; and 1:35-2:40 PM. Start and end dates TBD by De La Salle North Catholic academic calendar.

Benefits to Mentoring:

Professional Development

Experience working with adolescents (ninth-graders) from diverse backgrounds

Free training and support in areas of adolescent health, youth development, and education

Making a difference by guiding youth to learn about and embrace healthy behaviors

Possible eligibility for academic credit, internship credit, or volunteer hour completion credits

Professional recommendations for committed and dependable mentors


At least 20 years old

Live in the Portland Metro Area

Reliable transportation (includes public transportation)

Interest in public health, education, youth development, social service, diverse communities

Role model for health

Good communication and listening skills

Encouraging and supportive

Patient and flexible

Punctual and responsible

Embraces individual differences

Responsive to e-mail communication

Open to participate in training and give feedback on your experience

Application Process:

Complete mentor application, resume, and provide at least 3 references

Interview with MIKE Program staff

Fingerprint background check and reference check

Commitment to a full semester mentoring every week. It is imperative that once placed as a MIKE Program mentor, you attend all mentoring sessions and complete your term of service so that as a MIKE mentor you do not join the ranks of adults who have disappointed a vulnerable teen.

Attend a free full day MIKE Program Mentor Training at Providence St. Vincent Hospital (9155 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, Oregon 97225). Date of training is TBD.

To apply please visit and fill out our online application form.

MIKE Program
9155 SW Barnes Rd., Ste. 219
Portland, OR 97225
(P) 503-296-7705
(F) 503-216-2594


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week

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