Volunteer as a Mentor With America Needs You!
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America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Our flagship Scholars Program is a two-year, intensive mentoring and professional training program where first-generation students ("Scholars") are paired with young professional volunteers. We operate in California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.
Mentor Coach Volunteers develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a low-income, first-generation college student (Scholar), working with them at 28 professional development workshops to cultivate their strengths, interests, and passions into successful careers. Mentor Coaches prepare students for selective internships through a structured career development curriculum.
Time commitment: 7 Saturdays a year for 2 years
- I want to mentor ambitious, low-income, first-generation college students in their personal and professional development.
- I am passionate about giving back to the community.
- I am available to attend career development workshops 7 Saturdays (4 during the summer, 3 during the academic year) per year for 2 years (schedules vary by site).
- I am a college graduate with 3+ years of work experience, willing to share my industry expertise and network.
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with your Scholar and help them achieve their career ambitions
- Build your own personal network as you work closely with highly accomplished professionals from a variety of industries
- Gain access to exclusive professional development and social events
- Serve as a role model and resource for your class of Mentor Coach/Scholar pairs
- Finalist Interviews: Ongoing
- Notification of Acceptance: By June 1st
- Program Begins: July
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
515 South Flower StLos Angeles, CA 90071
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- 7 Saturdays for a year (4 during the summer, 3 during the academic year)