Pathways to College Success Mentors - Virtual
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
JFS of Metrowest's Pathways to College Success program is looking for mentors (particularly professionals with a background in event management or the hospitality industry, to help students at Mass Bay Community College remove their barriers to academic success and improve professional prospects. We have modified the program to provide virtual support to students. Possible activities include:
- Project Mentorship: Students will be working on individual final projects, which allows mentors to provide feedback and guidance. Mentors will be assigned students to check in with throughout the semester.
- Remote Academic Support: Some students may need help in adjusting to online learning. Mentors in this role would be assigned a student to have weekly or biweekly 10-20 minute calls with the student to make sure they are doing what they need to do. A Mass Bay professor will provide weekly tasks and expectations to the mentors, so they know how to help the students.
- Informational Interviews: In an effort to enhance students' networking skills, students will be given extra credit for participating in informational interviews with mentors. Mentors will provide a short bio and/or video describing their experience and expertise. If the student is interested in a mentor's professional field, they will contact them via email to schedule the informational interview over the phone. Students will be provided training and a worksheet on conducting a successful information interview. There will be no expectation that the interview leads to any tangible outcome; this is to practice networking.
To get more information or to apply to volunteer contact Gail Gregory at or email@example.com
About Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
475 Franklin St., Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702, US
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need.
For over 30 years, JFS has served the Metrowest communities of Framingham and surrounding towns. From its start -- providing information and referral for elders. --JFS has transformed into a multi-service agency providing social, health and community services for people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. JFS provides services to ALL people in need of assistance within our community, regardless of religious affiliation, with a special focus on frail elders and vulnerable children. Once funded solely by the local Jewish community and staffed by volunteers, JFS now has 70 full and part-time staff and engages 200 volunteers.
JFS delivers services throughout Metrowest; 80% are provided outside the agency walls. Services target diverse populations across the life cycle, ranging from young children to frail elders. Most JFS clients are served without cost or at a significantly subsidized rate. Programs include:
- After-school/extended day learning
- Chronic disease management
- Citizenship and resettlement
- Geriatric Care Management
- Healthy Aging
- Intergenerational Volunteer Programs
- Family Assistance
- Case management
- Cash assistance
- Food pantry
Commitments to frail elders and vulnerable children propel an intensified focus on community-delivered services and organizational collaboration.