Star+ Mentor - Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
At its core, Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness program that succeeds through personable and empowering mentorships. Our college-educated Mentors help our Scholars to take ownership of their educational pathway starting their freshman year. As a Star+ Mentor, you will be paired with a small group of 3-5 Scholars throughout their first semester of high school. During this time, we hope that you will utilize your experiences and knowledge to have discussions with your Scholars about SMART goals, communication skills, self-advocacy, and many more factors that will be impacting them as they transition to high school and begin their journey with mentorship. Ultimately, we hope for you to be a support for them by assisting in character development and enabling them to start gaining skills and comfort with a mentor.
To our Scholars, our Mentors are the people who stand beside them, believe in them, and help them achieve their vision of success. In your semester commitment, we ask that you and your Scholars meet virtually for five sessions throughout the semester, with meetings taking place roughly every three weeks. Additionally, we ask that you do a quick check-in with them on the off weeks and complete a log of each of your sessions. However, we will be here to support you every step of the way. Upon completion of a background check, we will set up a training with you to cover our mentoring model, review topics that you will discuss during your meetings, and answer any questions you have about this exciting opportunity. You will also be assigned to a member of our staff that will have scheduled check-in calls throughout the semester and will support you in any way necessary.
If you’re interested, you can visit https://forms.gle/BtRfeszdAHdtVsk19 for details and an application. Thank you for considering the opportunity to make a difference in a young Scholar's life! *Due to the current pandemic, this volunteer opportunity will be completely virtual, so we ask that you have the ability to engage with staff and Scholars accordingly.
About Starfish Initiative
2955 N Meridian St, Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46208, US
Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares promising, economically disadvantaged students for college and career success. To achieve this goal, Starfish pairs economically disadvantaged high school students one-on-one with college-educated mentors.
Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares academically-promising high school students facing unearned adversity for college and career success. Serving high schools throughout Marion County, we provide our Scholars with one-on-one mentorship, college and career readiness programming, leadership training, and community service opportunities. In doing so, we hope to assist our Scholars in overcoming barriers to success in order to ensure high school graduation and preparedness for their entrance into college.