Program Details: Our program facilitates mentorship between volunteers and high school students applying to college. These volunteers are comprised of Emory University students, Emory University School of Medicine students and young adults living and working in Atlanta. Each of these 3 respective groups has a dedicated Google Sheet that outlines which volunteer is paired with each high school student, and details the progress that each pair has made in regard to the student's college application process.
We need a volunteer coordinator who can monitor these Google Sheets, and be in contact with the volunteers to ensure they are meeting expectations as volunteers.
This can be through a blast email or another form of communication, as to be determined through conversations between the Volunteer Coordinator and program Directors.
2. Facilitating "Adopt-a-student" program
Program Details: Once enrolled in college, many of our students (who are mostly low-income, first-generation, minority, and/or refugee students) need support. We have adults who are living in the area of the student's university to mentor them and support them throughout their 4 years at college, through ex. lunches, networking events, buying them a winter coat or new computer
Check in with mentors on a monthly basis to see how Step Ahead Scholars can help
3. Onboarding New Volunteers
Welcome new volunteer to team with intro email (template created)
Ensure they are background checked and sign Volunteer agreement (already created)
227 SANDY SPRINGS PL SUITE G 720043, SANDY SPRINGS, GA 30328, US
To empower underserved students to and through college and eradicate college access inequality
Kamal Carter, an AP chemistry teacher at an underserved Atlanta public high school, faced the injustice of educational inequality daily. As a response, he created a "Lunch With A Mentor," a volunteer program that offered students real world educational experiences.
Debra Nealy, an educational advocate began volunteering with "Lunch With A Mentor." One day, one senior, not know where to start, asked for help accessing college. Debra Nealy, designed a college access strategy, mentored the student through the college admission process and helped him get accepted to his "best fit college" with a scholarship.
In 2010, based on the need they saw in the community, Ms. Nealy and Mr. Carter founded Step Ahead Scholars, a community-based college prep program that has evolved into a college access program that empowers students to and through college.
Step Ahead Scholars bridges the educational and opportunity divide by encouraging underserved students to live their lives with limitless opportunities through college access.
We believe all students should have access to the support, resources, and tools needed to pursue higher education, at their best fit school.
Through informational sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and community outreach initiatives, we increase the number of underserved students successfully navigating the college admissions and transition process.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.