Retiree Career Mentors for Gateway High School Students (Wednesdays 1-2pm)

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Global Pathways Institute at ASU

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In Arizona, the average student to high school counselor ratio is 880 students to 1 counselor. Our students, especially our most vulnerable ones, are not getting the attention they need that is necessary to forming a plan for after high school. Our students are leaving high school without knowing what is next. This contributes to students going into student loan debt, high college drop out rates and a significant number of young adults not going to school or working.

This is where you can help. Retirees have the knowledge and experience of what it takes to pursue and be successful in a career. Dedicating just 1 hour a week through the end of the academic year can have tremendous impact on students. Having a non familial adult that cares is life changing for students.

How does it work?

Under guidance by the school's site coordinator for the program, mentors will run a small group of students during a class period during the school day. Some days there will be structured activities, like 'A day in the life' where students imagine what they want their day to day to be like in the future. Other days will be dedicated to having discussions one on one with students to develop a plan for the next month of how to get on track for their career choice. Mentors will also work together to develop new activities or strategies to progress the students.

Before Entering the Classroom

All mentors will need to pass a background check and obtain fingerprint clearance, both done by the district. All mentors will complete a comprehensive training session.

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108 N 40th StPhoenix, AZ 85034


  • Mentoring
  • General Education


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week/ until the end of the academic year

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