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Be a Middle School Mentor - King K-8

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Communities In Schools, Pittsburgh - Allegheny County

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Communities In Schools in partnership with United Way is looking for volunteers to be a Mentor for our Be A Middle School Mentor Program. Mentors are needed for students in grades 6-8 for North Side Schools: King, Allegheny, Manchester, Manchester Academic Charter, and Morrow. Our program allows for a flexible and low time commitment, needing to only dedicate 45 -60 mins once a week from October through May.

The Be A Middle School Mentor Program follows school holidays, in-service/testing days, and any inclement weather days.

Mentoring at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 takes place on Wednesdays, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm.

All mentors are required to complete an intake process which includes mandatory clearances, training and in-person interview.

*** During the COVID pandemic, mentoring will be conducted remotely. This will continue until it is safe for in-person mentoring to resume. All mentors must have their own device and internet access to participate. Mentor interviews will also be conducted remotely.**

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About Communities In Schools, Pittsburgh - Allegheny County


6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, US

Mission Statement

Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CIS) is a private, non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation's largest and most effective stay-in-school network. The CIS Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We achieve our mission through working in public schools, facilitating after-school programs, and through CIS-operated, state-approved non-traditional alternative educational academies.

CIS believes that every child needs and deserves the five basics:

1. A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start and a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to peers and the community.


CIS of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County serves approximately 1,000 educationally at-risk students each year in the following programs:
In School Programs - Connections.
CIS provides the link between schools and the community by placing a full-time coordinator in a school to provide integrated student services, bringing caring volunteer resources into the schools to address children’s unmet needs. Results:

  • CIS coordinated over 1100 volunteer hours and worked with over 150 partnering businesses and organizations to serve 1,500 students last year.
  • Of the CIS tracked students, 74% maintained or improved their academic achievement and 92% improved their attendance.

After-school and Summer Programs. Results:

  • 53% of the students in CIS after-school programs improved school attendance
  • 43% of the students participating improved regular school day attendance by 90%
  • 60% of the students participating improved their math grades
  • 57% of the students participating improved their reading grades
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour, once per week
  • Intake includes virtual interview, PA Act 33/34 clearances, and mandatory training

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