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Be a Mentor With Minds Matter NYC!

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ORGANIZATION: Minds Matter of NYC, Inc.

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ABOUT MINDS MATTER NYC

For over 30 years, Minds Matter NYC has connected driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college create their future and change the world. Volunteer with Minds Matter NYC and help low-income students achieve their college dreams.

MENTOR ROLE OVERVIEW
  • Mentors guide, challenge and celebrate students through their three years in the program.
  • Mentors act as caring adults in their students' lives. They provide consistent support while sharing insight from their journey to college and beyond.
  • Minds Matter utilizes a 2:1 mentor-student model. Mentors work with their students alongside another adult mentor to form a triad. Your Co-Mentor is your partner and additional support for your student. When you meet with your triad, you will follow a curriculum developed by our staff. The curriculum provides structure and will help you guide your student at each step of their journey.
WHY VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR
  • Make a difference in the life of a student. Help them unleash their full potential.
  • Gain new friends, enrich your community, and join a network of service-minded peers.
  • Grow as a leader and sharpen your communication skills.
  • Burnish your resume with volunteer service experience.
TIME COMMITMENT
Out-of-Session
  • Approximately 5 hours of orientation and training each year
In Session
  • Volunteers commit to their role for three academic years and follow their mentees through the program (sophomore to senior year in high school).
  • Each academic year contains 23 sessions from October to May.
  • Sessions are 90 minutes, mid-morning on Saturdays.
  • There are no sessions over major holidays or school breaks.
  • Volunteers are required to attend 80% of the sessions.
LOCATION
Sessions take place on high school campuses in Manhattan. Program locations are organized by program year
  • Sophomores: Harlem
  • Juniors: Upper West Side or Chinatown
  • Seniors: Chelsea
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate of a four-year college or university
  • Team-oriented, responsive, active listener who can serve as a role model for young people
  • Must uphold Minds Matter NYC’s values of community, commitment, and growth.
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Able to commit to two to three academic years
  • Available on Saturdays

HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out our application by JUNE 15
Apply Here
: https://www.tfaforms.com/310839

For more information please visit www.mindsmatternyc.org

Questions: Contact volunteers@mindsmatternyc.org

Mentors will need to complete an application and participate in an interview process, which includes a background check clearance.

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About Minds Matter of NYC, Inc.

Location:

1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, US

Mission Statement

Minds Matter of NYC is a college access and success non-profit whose mission is to connect driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college create their future and change the world. Volunteer with Minds Matter NYC and help low-income students achieve their college dreams.

Description

Since 1991, Minds Matter has helped thousands of underserved students reach their potential in high school, college, and beyond. Providing students with a Community of Opportunity(tm) is the heart of Minds Matter’s vision for change. More than 600 volunteers give their time to Minds Matter every week as mentors, writing advisors, program leaders, and more.

During their three years in the program, students participate in a holistic preparation program that focuses on their individual needs. Each student in Minds Matter is paired with two adult mentors who guide, challenge, and celebrate them through their three-year journey. Students also receive tutoring in writing and math skills, as well as SAT prep. Every student has the chance to explore their interests through summer programs at top universities and by taking advantage of professional experiences and internships through Minds Matter’s corporate partnerships.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations New York, NY 10036

(40.76026,-73.99329)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week

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