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Horizon Scholars Mentor - Orange County High Schools

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ORGANIZATION: Valencia Horizon Scholars - Take Stock in Children

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Horizon Scholars Mentors:
Horizon Scholars mentors work individually with 9 th-12 th grade students across 20 high schools in Orange County. Mentors provide their student with advice on personal, professional, and academic growth. Horizon Scholars mentors meet with their student a minimum of twice per month (September - May) for approximately 30-45 minutes each visit. Mentoring sessions occur at the student’s high school typically during the student’s lunch break.

Horizon Scholars mentors are provided with the training and resources needed to develop meaningful relationships with their student. We also host networking events and professional development opportunities for our mentors throughout the year.

WHY MENTOR:
By serving as a mentor, you will make a meaningful and lasting impact on a student in Central Florida. Mentors meet with their students twice per month, connect students with opportunities, and share their knowledge about college and career readiness. We invite you to be a part of the Horizon Scholars village, and play an integral role in helping students achieve their personal and educational goals that will enable them to become productive citizens in the world they will inherit.

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About Valencia Horizon Scholars - Take Stock in Children

Location:

Valencia College, 1800 S Kirkman Rd MC 4-46, Orlando, FL 32811, US

Mission Statement

The Horizon Scholars Program works with members of the Central Florida community to increase college access and professional opportunities for low-income students in grades 9-12. By offering mentorship, advocacy services, networking events, and a college scholarship, the Horizon Scholars Program, in partnership with Take Stock in Children, endeavors to break the cycle of poverty for students and their families in Central Florida while giving students the chance to achieve their dreams and impact society in their own positive way. The Horizon Scholars program is currently serving nearly 500 students across 22 public high schools in Orange County.

Description

Four Program Pillars
1. Scholarship: Students receive a 2-year Florida prepaid scholarship to help cover the cost of college tuition.

2. Mentorship: Mentors provide guidance, support, and motivation to their student throughout the academic year. Mentors have the option of meeting at the student's high school during school hours or on approved virtual platforms after school.

3. Leadership Development: The Horizon Scholars Program hosts a workshop series with the goal of empowering students and their families through networking and education. Workshop topics include financial literacy, conflict resolution, and resume writing.

4. Civic Engagement: Students complete a total of 100 community service hours by graduation by volunteering with local non-profit organizations, making a meaningful and lasting impact on the Central Florida community.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Orange County Public High SchoolsOrlando, FL 32811

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Horizon Scholars mentors meet with their student a minimum of twice per month (September – May) for approximately 30-45 minutes each visit. Mentoring sessions occur at the student’s high school typically during the student’s lunch break.

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