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College Coaches Wanted for HS Seniors!

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FUTURE 5 INC

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Future 5, a non-profit in Stamford CT, helps connect under-resourced students to their full potential, leading to independence and productive citizenship. We are looking for a few dedicated volunteers to become College Coaches in our College Prep program. The College Coach will be paired with a student and guide them through the complex application process - from school selection, to the common application, personal essay and navigating the financial aid and scholarship process. The College Coach is fully supported by the Future 5 College Prep team and will attend monthly workshops, be helped by professionals in the fields of financial aid, essay writing, and more. There is a weekly commitment of approximately 3 - 4 hours per week. It would be helpful to have some experience in the college application process. It is important to have an understanding of working with a diverse population.
September 2021 - May 2022 commitment.

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About FUTURE 5 INC

Location:

135 ATLANTIC ST, STAMFORD, CT 06901, US

Mission Statement

Future 5 helps motivated, low-income high school students in Stamford connect to their full potential. We believe it is never too late to help shape the life of a young person, no matter the economic or family circumstances. Our philosophy and community strengthens a student’s self-esteem through character building workshops, job preparation programs and one-on-one coaching. Future 5 students develop the motivation and a game plan for achievement in school and life.

Description

We are a membership organization, not a "program." We welcome people into a caring community, if they in turn are willing to commit to us (and to themselves), we in turn fully commit to them. Our coaching system embraces, not just the concept of one-to-one mentoring, but also the idea of a coaching support network. We have attracted 80+ volunteers annually representing many backgrounds, professions, and life experiences. Some of the membership experiences include: Game Plan Coaching, Community Service, Tutoring, College Prep and Job Prep. Our 3-year Membership Snapshot (2016-2018) 100% high school graduation rate, 97% "landed with a plan," 91% attended a 4-year or 2-year college, 89% are first generation fo attend college.

Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

135 Atlantic StreetStamford, CT 06901

(41.05343,-73.53963)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours per week from Sept. through May

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