Play a central role in guiding an emerging young leader along their academic and professional journey. The Emerging Leaders Program: Part I supports students of immigrant, low-income and/or minority backgrounds as they progress through high school and transition into college and the professional workforce. Students will participate in dynamic and interactive workshops designed to help them develop leadership skills, gain college awareness, and become more involved in the community! Students will be connected with mentors who will provide guidance and support throughout the program. Mentors are young professionals who provide Leaders with valuable guidance and advice in areas such as public speaking, goal setting, and career readiness. Each Mentor is responsible for a group of 3-4 Leaders. At Edu-Futuro, each Mentor/Leader group is called a "Crew." Mentors will attend workshops focused on resume building, interview skills, scholarship essay writing, and speech presentations once a week on Saturdays. Of course, mentors are always welcome to join their crews during the general meetings as well.
At these workshops, Mentors will provide individualized attention to their crew, which will allow for each student leader to be better equipped for their future after high school while building a powerful professional relationship with their Mentor. Throughout the program, mentors will join Leaders in a university visit, assist them as they apply for the program’s scholarship, advise them as they develop an action plan to solve any obstacle to their personal success and serve as role models to our youth.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for the Emerging Leaders Program, please submit an application athttps://edu-futuro.salsalabs.org/volunteers/index.html and email your resume to Milena Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentors commit to attend Saturday workshops of Edu-Futuro's Emerging Leaders Program I (ELP I) to help guide and support a "crew" of three to five 9th - 12th graders through our leadership preparation and career exploration workshop series. ELP I consists of 12 workshops over the course of ten weeks and is held three times per year. Mentors also have the option to attend ELP I week-night sessions to familiarize themselves with the curriculum.
The mission of Edu-Futuro is to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement to keep students on the college track.
Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro (Edu-Futuro) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Bolivian parents and educators to address the educational needs of the growing Latino population. We offer programs that empower immigrant families through education. We offer: Spanish and English classes to children and adults in our Spanish Program and Spanish Camp, the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) which is a youth leadership and college preparation program, 9-12 Grades; STEM/Robotics, upper elementary, middle school, and high school (4-12); Tutoring Program (4-12); SAT and ACT summer prep program; Reading Program; as well as parent and family programs. And we welcome volunteers in all our programs!
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Sat Oct 24, 2020 - Sat Dec 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 23, 2020
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1 Saturday session per week, flexibility to attend some week-night workshops
Mentors must be highly reliable; they will report to the ELP Facilitators and are responsible for keeping in touch with their Crew throughout the week while the program is in session.