About The Program: Join the San Francisco Unified School District Health Program's Office in accomplishing our goal of ensuring all SFUSD students are safe, healthy and ready to learn. Our Mentorship for Success (MFS) program places caring adults in the lives of students to boost attendance, academic performance, and motivation toward school. As a mentor you will be paired with a student and serve as a positive role model, encouraging them to become their best selves. Mentors offer students a pathway to expand their life perspectives, overcome obstacles and build on their strengths to make positive choices and develop essential skills.
Who We Serve: MFS supports SFUSD's commitment to equity, which includes ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants through the creation of multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic, multi-ability and multiracial practices and conditions. MFS actively selects students to join the program by using data and key structures by school teams (school site meetings, data lists, etc). Over 75% of the students in MFS align with the school district’s priority area of supporting focal students, including but not limited to African American students, Latino students, foster youth, students with disabilities, and students with chronic absences, suspensions and/or low GPA. In addition, approximately 75% of mentees live in neighborhoods with high rates of poverty.
Why Mentor: This program is a great opportunity for anyone with past experience with children or interested in working with children in the future as well as anyone hoping to build a meaningful relationship with a young person and help make an impact during difficult COVID times. Our students who participate in the mentorship program feel more confident about doing schoolwork, skip fewer days of school, have higher grades, and are less likely to start using drugs. Apply if you want to make a difference in a student's life!
Please note that this program will occur virtually as long as schools as engaging in distance learning, but we plan to return to in-person programming when students move back on site.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Sheridan Elementary School
431 Capitol Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, US
Every student will develop to his/her fullest academic, physical, and emotional potential. The basic skills of speaking, reading, writing and computing will be developed through an academic emphasis in the subject areas. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, physical skills and self -confidence will expand from this base. To accomplish this, the full cooperation of the home will be actively solicited, particularly in the areas of homework and daily school attendance. Learning will take place in a safe and encouraging atmosphere with reasonable standards of discipline expected of all students. Sheridan students will excel.
Sheridan Elementary School is located in the Oceanview-Ingleside District. We serve students from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our teachers offer students a curriculum based on California state standards, with a rigorous use of effective solution strategies, setting priorities for program improvements, and ongoing monitoring of results. Teachers provide students with daily lessons that stimulate their thinking and allow students to explore the world around them. We have a computer lab, which offers every student the opportunity to practice Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Project-Based Learning skills. Sheridan students are happy and eager to learn. In addition, we have the EXCEL YMCA After School Learning Program for students in 1st through fifth grades. The program offers team sports, dance, music, and art lessons, and help with homework.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
431 Capitol AvenueSan Francisco, CA94112
September 22, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
One hour weekly meeting with your mentee, preferably during school lunchtime or after school.