College-educated Mentors Needed


(39.89718,-86.0478)
 

Cause Areas

When

Wed May 31, 2017 - Wed Jul 31, 2019

Where

6958 Hillsdale Ct.Indianapolis, IN 46250

...on a trip we took visiting IU-Bloomington in 2016. They're so excited about their future college careers!

About

Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness mentoring program matching economically disadvantaged, yet academically promising high school students throughout Marion County, Indiana with college-educated mentors. We assist students of promise overcome the barriers of poverty and develop cultural capacity and leadership skills that prepare them to graduate from high school and college. Our goal is to "fill empty caps and gowns" by improving graduation rates in Indianapolis.

We're currently looking for college-educated mentors willing to give back to our community through this unique 1-on-1 volunteer opportunity where both lives are changed forever! It's a minimum of 2 year commitment. We have about 130 new Scholars joining us this summer as they begin their freshman year of high school and are hoping to meet a mentor who will help them reach their future goals.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Burmese
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Spanish

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 monthly meetings with mentee any place/time
  • Must have earned a college degree

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