Citizen Schools Eighth Grade Academy Building Bridges Writing and Mentoring Program Overview: Through the Building Bridges Writing and Mentoring Program, 8th grade students work on a variety of real-world assignments that help them develop personal and professional communication skills. As part of the program, students meet 1:1 with a volunteer Coach from the community on a biweekly basis. Coaches serve as both mentor and tutor, supporting students on developing their written and verbal skills and navigating their last year in middle school.
The Need: Middle schools students in face a BIG transition during 8th grade as they prepare for high school. Further ,Citizen Schools serves large population of students who are new-to-the-country and/or developing their English language proficiency who participate in the Building Bridges Program. Citizen Schools is looking to engage 15+ bilingual volunteers to serve as Coaches for the 2017-2018 school year.
Time Commitment: October-May, biweekly Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- biweekly on Wed., 2:304:00, Oct-May 2017-2018
- Commitment to closing the opportunity gap for disenfranchised youth.