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The Mentoring Project

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The Mentoring Project is recruiting mentors to begin e-mentoring adult (over age 18) low-income college students for Fall term 2021. Please visit the website www.mentoringproject.org to apply.
The Mentoring Project is a new community-based program, in partnership with the Seattle Colleges, aimed at improving retention of low-income students. Currently, over half of all students starting at the Seattle Colleges (North, South & Central) will not complete their degree or certificate.

Mentors will connect virtually (e.g. by text, email or video conferencing like Zoom) with their mentee once a week to provide support and encouragement to overcome obstacles to degree completion such as food insecurity, lack of funding and confusion about academic direction.

This is a great opportunity to do rewarding volunteer work without a huge time commitment. Monthly mentor trainings will feature experts in the field who will share their student affairs knowledge and engage in discussion. Topics will include how to advise students about:

  • Financial aid, grants and college affordability.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Leveraging campus activities and services.
Mentors will learn about college processes and procedures by working with their mentee to find solutions. All mentoring and mentor training will be virtual, thereby reducing meeting and travel time. Mentor applicants should be resourceful, positive, nonjudgemental, good listeners, reliable and have some experience with higher education.

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About The Mentoring Project

Location:

1500 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, US

Mission Statement

The Mentoring Project pairs trained community volunteer mentors with adult low-income students to provide guidance as they navigate their path to postsecondary degree or certificate completion. The 1:1 relationship, conducted on-line, aims to create stability for the student through regular check-ins, good listening and supporting the student’s belief in their capacity to problem solve.

Description

The Mentoring Project is a new program, in partnership with the Seattle Colleges, aimed at improving retention of low-income students. Currently, over half of all students starting at the Seattle Colleges (North, South & Central) will not complete their degree or certificate. Mentors will connect virtually (e.g. by text, email or video conferencing like Zoom) with their mentee once a week to provide support and encouragement to overcome obstacles to degree completion such as food insecurity, lack of funding and confusion about academic direction. This is a great opportunity to do rewarding volunteer work without a huge time commitment- here are some bonuses: Monthly mentor trainings will feature experts in the field who will share their student affairs knowledge and engage in discussion. Topics will include how to advise students about:

  • Financial aid, grants and college affordability.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Leveraging campus activities and services.
Mentors will learn about college processes and procedures by working with their mentee to find answers. All mentoring and mentor training will be virtual reducing meeting and travel time. Mentor applicants should be resourceful, positive and have some experience with higher education. The Mentoring Project is recruiting mentors to begin e-mentoring adult (0ver age 18) low-income students for Fall term 2021. Please visit the website www.mentoringproject.org to apply.

Community
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Thu Apr 01, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Research
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • E-Mentors will check-in 1x weekly with their mentee by text, email or video conferencing. Mentors will be supported with monthly trainings by student affairs professionals and a peer mentor discussion group. All business is conducted virtually.
  • Mentors should be resourceful, good listeners, non-judgmental, punctual, reliable and have some experience with higher education.

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