Mentor2.0: Investing in the Future


(38.831768,-104.82327)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

111 S. Tejon St.Colorado Springs, CO 80903

About

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs office of BBBS Colorado, is in the midst of its second year of mentoring high school students in the Springs community.

The Pikes Peak office has partnered with Atlas Preparatory School to mentor their students from freshman year through a successful graduation.

These students will go on to participate in our local community and in our nation as effective adults, having an impact upon our relationships, culture, and our economy.

The benefits of mentoring impact three parties: the mentee, the mentor, and the larger community

Several benefits to the mentees in our mentor2.0 program...

+ Increased high school graduation rates

+ Higher educational aspirations

+ Better attitude and outlook

+ Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence

+ Improved behavior, Improved interpersonal skills and stronger relationships

+ Healthier lifestyle choices

Several benefits to the mentors invested in mentor2.0...

+ Development of leadership skills

+ Improved work-life balance and time-management skills

+ Increased self-esteem

+ A sense of accomplishment

+ Creation of networks with other mentors

+ Insight into youth and contemporary young adulthood

+ Self-reflection

+ Career-reflection

+ Improved relationships with others

Below is a brief description of the program...

Mentor2.0 matches students from Atlas Preparatory School with college-educated mentors in the Colorado Springs community, providing the students with support and guidance through their high school career to prepare them for college and the workforce. The majority of the mentorship is done over a secure online platform (iMentor), as a "pen pal mentorship" - this allows for busy professionals to flex their time-investment around their schedules. In addition, there are monthly events for in-person mentoring facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers must be 21 years old and have the equivalent credit hours of a two-year degree. Volunteers must also be willing to commit to the program for four years, as we try to make matches from freshman year through graduation - we want the students to have an example of consistency and commitment in their lives.

Contact: kristiand@biglittlecolorado.org

Skills

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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