Support San Francisco youth by becoming a Mentor at Aptos Middle School!
Mentoring for Success (MFS) is a program which matches students with caring and responsible mentors. As a mentor, you will engage students in a variety of activities to build skills for school success, foster positive self-esteem, and build community.
Mentors serve as positive role models and motivate students to become their best. They offer students a pathway to expand their life perspectives, overcome obstacles and build on their strengths to make positive choices and develop essential school and life skills. Mentors are not case managers or therapists. They are caring adults committed and skilled at building relationships with young people.
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.
Responsibilities and Commitments - Complete background clearance - Attend mentor orientation and training session(s) - conducted virtually, through Zoom - Commit to meeting with a student weekly for one hour for a full year including check-ins during the summer - conducted virtually, through Zoom - Document student visits and activities in the Online Activity Log - The mentor-student relationship is one-to one. If a mentor is willing and available, they may mentor 2 students with the approval of the Mentor Program Site Coordinator - Attend scheduled, monthly mentor program events planned at the school site - conducted virtually, through Zoom - Maintain confidentiality. Mentors are mandated reporters and must tell the Mentor Program Site Coordinator or other authorities if they learn of anything that may pose any danger or threat to the student or someone else. - Notify the Mentor Program Site Coordinator and mentee as soon as possible if you are unable to continue mentoring. A closure meeting will be facilitated by the Site Coordinator. - Be able and willing to travel to school location if/when in-person classes resume
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Aptos Middle School
105 Aptos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127, US
Aptos Middle School's mission is to provide an enriching, engaging, and empowering educational experience with equitable outcomes for each student using critical pedagogy and research-based, multi-tiered systems of instruction and intervention to promote student self-mastery, scholarship, and social justice.
Aptos Middle School is located in the West Twin Peaks neighborhood of San Francisco. We serve students in 6th-8th grades. Scholars will exit Aptos with a mastery of the Common Core State Standards, able to display their core knowledge, critical thinking skills, and general academic competency. They will have developed 21st century skills, providing them with an agentic perspective that allows them to navigate and engage in a more inclusive, interconnected, multilingual way. The Aptos Scholar is able to solve "real world" problems with the confidence, freedom, and ability to express their unique selves. Aptos Scholars will advance to high school filled with purpose as they continue to uphold our core T.I.G.E.R. values.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
105 Aptos AveSan Francisco, CA94127
September 23, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Meet virtually with mentee one hour per week, weekly through academic year and summer