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Mentor for High School Students

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Minds Matter Philly

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Minds Matter is an organization seeking to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by preparing them for college success.
We are seeking volunteers for the upcoming school year!
As a mentor, you will be paired with a Minds Matter student and a co-mentor, both of with whom you will meet with weekly at the Minds Matter Saturday sessions throughout the school year. At sessions, you will assist the students in working on essays, completing summer college program applications, and college/university selection. You will develop and challenge the students through engaged participation in our "What’s Going on in the World" exercise, a weekly current events reading and debate series. You will get to participate in our field trips, college visits, and community service days. What we expect from our Mentors:

  • Able to attend Saturday sessions from noon to 2:30pm during the school year
  • Cultivate and maintain a relationship with your student
  • Act as a positive influence and a role model
  • Graduate of a four-year university

Additional information on being a mentor can be found at:

https://mindsmatterphilly.org/volunteers/

You can apply to be a mentor at:

https://www.tfaforms.com/310839

There are also numerous committees you can be a part of such as Marketing, Programming, Curriculum, Alumni, Events, etc. We consider this to also be a great social activity where you can interact with other mentors during the session and at our happy hours and events. Most of our volunteers are in the 21 to 35 age range, although there is no age limit. ***We are currently virtual but that could change in the fall or winter*****

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About Minds Matter Philly

Location:

1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

Description

Minds Matter is a three-year mentoring program that begins in students’ sophomore year of high school. Minds Matter offers its students a combination of individualized mentor support and group tutoring that provides students with the resources, information and guidance they need to gain admission to, enroll in and graduate from four-year colleges.

Since 2011, Minds Matter of Philadelphia has served more than 150 Philadelphia high school students.

Each year 100% of our students are accepted to a four-year college or university.

As a mentor, you will be paired with a Minds Matter student and a co-mentor, both of with whom you will meet with weekly at the Minds Matter Saturday sessions throughout the school year. To apply, please visit: https://mindsmatterphilly.org/volunteers/howto/

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1515 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102

(39.95298,-75.16589)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Saturdays from 12pm to 2:30pm during the school year. During COVID, we are meeting virtually. Once we can we will then meet at Temple University's Center City Campus at 15th and Market.
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree and a background check/child abuse clearance. Once application is completed, we will have a brief phone to discuss the program and your interest.

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