Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar inspires and empowers promising students to succeed in high school, college and life. A caring and committed adult can make a significant difference in the life of a student, increasing his or her chance of graduating from high school, completing college and becoming economically self-sufficient.
A mentor is a supportive college-educated adult who serves as a role model, advocate and cheerleader to one college-bound high school student. A mentor opens doors to new social, cultural and educational experiences and provides professional networks for a student. Each mentor is matched with an individual Sponsor-A-Scholar student and asked to commit to that student through, at least, the critical first year of college. Mentors are an integral part of our students’ success.
So what does it take to be a Sponsor-A-Scholar mentor?
Mentors make a long term commitment to their students. Mentors are matched with students in 10th grade and work with them through the first year of college. Many relationships last a lifetime.
Mentors communicate with their students regularly and see their students at least monthly. Mentors and their students might go to sporting events, cultural venues, restaurants and museums. They sometimes visit colleges, study for the SAT together or simply sit and talk.
A Generous Spirit
Mentors provide opportunities. They help students create a vision for their future. Mentors are willing to make a place in their lives for their students. They listen, guide and inspire.
Click this link to learn more about the opportunity and complete the application: http://crsas.org/become-a-mentor/
- Problem Solving
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Mentors meet with students at least 4 hours/month.
- Mentors must be college graduates.