The Imara Roose Executive Board is composed of dynamic women of color, ages 18-35, who volunteer their time to advance the organization’s invaluable mission by working collaboratively to co-create, coordinate, and facilitate all aspects of the program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of our program will be 100% virtual during the 2020-21 school year. Directors are generally young professionals, while program associates are current college students and recent graduates. NOTE: Exec Board members are not required to serve as mentors, but are welcome to serve in both roles.
Opportunities are available to support our mission in the following areas: Communications, Community Engagement, Curriculum Design, Marketing, Member Engagement, Philanthropy and Research & Evaluation.
Imara Roose Inc. is a holistic, inclusive, and transformative mentoring program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD that assists high school girls with actualizing and maximizing their greatness --personally, academically, and professionally-- by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and social capital necessary to break through systemic barriers to equitable access and opportunity, ultimately changing their trajectory.
Imara Roose is for girls of color, by women of color. We take a holistic approach -working at the intersection of personal, academic, and professional development-to empower our mentees. We play a distinct role in changing the trajectory of black and brown girls in our community. We're looking for black and brown women to support our efforts by serving in one or more of the following roles: executive board, committees, mentor, guest speaker, and/or as a members of our network.
Some of our programs include: MENTOR MONDAYS During our weekly after-school meetings, mentors and mentees engage in candid conversation while participating in dynamic activities and workshops focused on a range of topics-from self-image and self-worth to mental and physical health and wellness.
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS Weekly after-school workshops focus on a range of critical topics-from time management, to the college application process, to financial literacy, to resume writing. Our career exploration series exposes mentees to a variety of career paths.
BIGS & LITTLES Our Bigs & Littles program affords one-on-one support and guidance within the larger group-each mentor ("big sister") is paired with a mentee ("little sister"). Bigs-Littles meet one-one-one or in small groups at least once a month.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.