Starting next month BestPrep’s is piloting a derivative of its popular eMentors program. For this pilot, we are in need of eight volunteers. The 9 th graders at Washburn High School in Minneapolis, all 320 students, will participate in the 1:1 email mentoring program. Mentors from both Cargill and General Mills will email students each week to help students identify their future aspirations, and give examples on how they might act now to reach those goals.
Volunteers are needed to read emails between students and mentors, track emails sent each week, and grade the students’ emails. As a volunteer, you’d be assigned to one class of about 30 students. Each volunteer will spend 2-4 hours per week reading 30 emails from students, 30 emails from mentors, tracking those emails in an online spreadsheet, and using a provided grading rubric to score the students’ emails. This is a virtual opportunity to see what today’s high school students are up to, learn tips and tricks from employees in the business sector, get familiar with a grading rubric, and give back! All you need is a computer with internet access to volunteer!
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per week
- Internet and computer access; knowledge of Google Docs helpful