Mentor a High School Student at Plano West! Virtual and/or In person

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ORGANIZATION: Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E.


Being a CHOICE Mentor...

...means changing a life. It means representing Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. at a local school,
where you’ll volunteer your time to one at-risk, high school student for one whole school year.
You’ll establish and uphold a continuing relationship with your mentee, including weekly meetings
at their school and participation in the supplemental program guide provided by Foundation for
C.H.O.I.C.E. The overarching goal is to secure college entry for your mentee and to show that,
with the proper guidance, it’s possible for disadvantaged students to take the next step toward a
better future.

A Great C.H.O.I.C.E. mentor...
* Possesses good listening skills
* Is responsible, dependable, considerate, and optimistic
* Has the ability to show their student new opportunities and challenges and provide them the
inspiration to realize their dreams and goals
* Not only spends time with their student, but also invests in their lives by helping them achieve
personal and career goals

Responsible Mentoring...
* Is a structured, one-on-one relationship and partnership that focuses on the needs of the student
* Follows the C.H.O.I.C.E. Curriculum that is provided weekly
* Fosters caring and supporting relationships
* Encourages students to develop and reach their fullest potential
* Helps students develop their own vision for the future
* Is a strategy to develop active community partnerships

C.H.O.I.C.E. mentors must...

* Be at least 21 years of age
* Be a college graduate or currently enrolled (exceptions can be made for certain experience levels)
* Complete a mentor application and interview
* Pass a background and reference check
* Submit a copy of their driver’s license
* Complete three hours of mentor training
* Commit to a mentee for a minimum of one year with the goal of educated your student towards
the option of college, including attending at least one optional Career Shadow outing, supervising
one entrepreneurial project, and meeting with the student for at least one hour per week for an
entire school year.
* Follow the proven C.H.O.I.C.E. Curriculum each week they meet with their mentee
* Understand the correlation and importance of why our method is proven and offers the student
real success

Mentor Duties and Responsibilities:

* Encourage your student to stay in school and plan for the future
* Use non-threatening, neutral content to begin and build a relationship with your student
* Reinforce the importance of having a job throughout your student’s high school career
* Help your student with job applications and mock interviews with our Research a Business
* Reinforce to your student the importance of the SAT, ACT, and PSAT (our students typically are
able to take these exams for free based on their income levels)
* Reinforce to your student the importance of college applications (each senior will receive 4
college application fee waivers to cover costs)
* Approximately once per week over the course of the school year, participate in an hour- long
face-to-face meeting with your student
* Provide Mentor Meeting Evaluation Form once a week to C.H.O.I.C.E. Program Staff
* Receive ongoing feedback, support, advice, problem solving opportunities, and training from
Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E. representative
* Do everything within your power to achieve all benchmarks and goals set forth for student
* Inform the school and C.H.O.I.C.E. of any misconduct, concerns, or any other issues that may
* Utilize the proven C.H.O.I.C.E. Curriculum every meeting to enable student success and ensure
consistency and accuracy of measurable results
* Consent to a background check by C.H.O.I.C.E. and your student’s school(s).
* Adhere to the proven method of mentoring that C.H.O.I.C.E. has established. Follow the weekly
guides and encourage your mentee to follow through with their commitment to the program

We will match qualified mentors with their mentees based on all information

Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our IRS Tax Deductible EIN number is 47-1322221

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About Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E.


2904 Floyd St, Ste D, Dallas, TX 75204, US

Mission Statement

By serving at risk youth through a one-on-one mentoring program, Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E. creates opportunities for a college education through professionally supported relationships, inspiring the student to make positive choices for their future.


Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E. (Consider How One Individual Changes Everything) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to increase college entry rates among low-income youth. Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. provides direction to at-risk students beginning in their junior and senior years of high school and continuing through their college careers and graduation to support them in successfully navigating the transition into early adulthood and establishing a path toward reaching their potential. The agency creates a framework for success by matching underprivileged students with a volunteer mentor for a one-on-one relationship that lasts 27 weeks during each school year. Foundation For C.H.O.I.C.E. mentors students to turn education into endless possibility.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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5601 West Parker RoadPlano, TX 75093



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Services


  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week minimum with a face-to-face or virtual meeting with the student.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, Mask required during in-person meetings with students, compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols according to district policy.

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