Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
Our primary Mentor recruitment season is spring/summer, but we're always 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 and the details/application are available at https://www.starfishinitiative.org/be-a-mentor . Thank you for considering the opportunity to make a difference in a young Scholar's life!