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.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. We are in need of volunteers to mentor our students are they start their internships in January. You will build a one-on-one relationship with your mentee and make an impact in a young adults life as they start their professional career. Whether you care about social justice, making an impact in your community or just creating a connection--this is a great opportunity!
Why become a Year Up Mentor?
Make a difference in a young person’s life
Provide support during the challenging transition to a career and college
Become part of the Year Up Mentoring community for networking opportunities with like-minded professionals
What are the expectations of the Year Up Mentor?
Email or call once a week and meet face-to-face with your mentee once a month for a 6-month period
Assist in building and accessing professional networks and in reviewing resumes, cover letters, and college forms
Encourage continuous learning and problem solving
Attend the Year Up graduation and recognize your mentee
What makes a great Year Up Mentor?
The ability and desire to work with young adults (ages 18-24) from diverse urban backgrounds
A positive attitude and good listening skills
The willingness to share your knowledge and experiences
Patience, understanding, and a sense of humor
"My efforts would not be possible without the guidance of my mentor. She always believed in me even when I did not believe in myself." - Charleen Pierre, Year Up Graduate
Interested parties should completed our online application by going to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/phlwilmentor. Applications due May 25!
Should you have any additional questions or need more information, please contact Brittaney Shade, External Relations Manager at BShade@Yearup.org