Become a Virtual Academic Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Be A Mentor, Inc.

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Sign up with Be A Mentor to be an Academic Mentor to a struggling youth.

We need your special skills and perspective to show a young person what opportunities they have and give them the confidence to work towards big goals.

An Academic Mentor is a trusted caring adult that spends at least one hour per week with their mentee using Be A Mentor’s Virtual Mentoring Platform.

Mentors focus on goal setting, homework help, and career exploration. While there may be a focus on homework help in the meetings, these sessions are more than just tutoring. Mentees form a personal relationship with their mentor to build resilience, social engagement, and a support network.

Virtual mentoring removes barriers of distance, requires no commute time, and can offer a flexible schedule. However, mentors must be in the United States. Due to our current background check system we are unable to accept anyone outside of the US at this time.



The COVID-19 Pandemic has exacerbated many of the issues that youth were facing before the pandemic.

Now youth are dealing with:

  • Isolation
  • Anxiety
  • Falling behind in their studies
  • Low self esteem
  • Disbelief in a positive future

Academic Mentoring is life changing for youth.

Mentors Provide:

  • One-on-one attention
  • Study skills
  • Academic support
  • Goal setting
  • Encouragement for success

Sign up here: https://beamentor.org/wp/become-an-academic-mentor/

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About Be A Mentor, Inc.

Location:

22693 Hesperian Blvd Suite 170, HAYWARD, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Be A Mentor, Inc. was formed in April 1992 as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit agency. We provide proven and sustainable mentoring programs for agencies by recruiting, training and matching adult volunteers who wish to mentor youth. Copy and paste into your browser to apply http://beamentor.org/acmen

Description

The Be A Mentor Program trains Mentor Site Coordinators, pairs caring adult volunteers from the community with youth in one-to-one relationships. Mentors give of their time to be a friend, answering questions, and providing guidance. Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and volunteer their personal time to be a caring friend to a youth. They serve as a role model, advocate, and resource. The purpose of the mentoring relationship is to help youth develop their full potential, both in and outside of the classroom.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Professional Development
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week for one year

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