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Become a Youth Mentor with Minds Matter Portland!

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Minds Matter of Portland

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Minds Matter is an organization seeking to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by preparing them for college success.

We are seeking volunteers for the current school year!

*** We are currently doing virtual sessions, but we are looking forward to when we can return to our in-person sessions which are held at St. Andrew Church, 806 NE Alberta St., Portland ***

As a mentor, you will be paired with a Minds Matter student and a co-mentor, both of with whom you will meet with weekly, from 12:30 to 2:30, at the Minds Matter Saturday sessions throughout the school year. At the sophomore and junior sessions, you will assist the students in working on completing summer college program applications, application essays, and college/university selection in preparation for their final college application process senior year. You will also develop and challenge the students through engaged participation in activities such as our "What’s Going on in the World" exercise, a weekly current events discussion and debate series, financial literacy and executive functioning exercises.

What we expect from our Mentors:

  • Able to attend at least 75% of the Saturday sessions - attend in-person as the pandemic allows
  • Be a graduate of a four-year university
  • Cultivate and maintain a relationship with your mentee
  • Act as a positive influence and a role model
Beyond mentoring, there are also many volunteer-only get-togethers throughout the year, including happy hours and fundraisers. In addition, you have the opportunity to join additional volunteer teams and directly contribute to the strategic vision and direction of Minds Matter Portland. You will also have access to a strong local network of young professionals in a variety of industries.

Additional information on being a mentor can be found at: https://www.mindsmatterportland.org/volunteers.html

You can apply directly to be a mentor at: https://www.tfaforms.com/310839

More opportunities with Minds Matter of Portland

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Minds Matter of Portland

Location:

PO BOX 12089, PORTLAND, OR 97212, US

Mission Statement

Minds Matter connects 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.

Description

Minds Matter of Portland, chartered in 2006, is a three-year mentoring program that begins in students’ sophomore year of high school. We offer a combination of individualized mentor support and group tutoring that provides these high-achieving young with the resources, information and guidance they need to gain admission to, enroll in and graduate from four-year colleges. Since our start, 100% of our students have accepted to a four-year college or university.

Each year Minds Matter of Portland serves 54+ students with the help of over 100 mentors, and a volunteer staff of 37 focused on curriculum, administration, logistics, and fundraising.

As a mentor, you will be paired with a Minds Matter student and a co-mentor, both of with whom you will meet with weekly at the Minds Matter Saturday sessions throughout the school year. To apply, please visit: https://www.mindsmatterportland.org/volunteers.html

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • You will be meeting with your mentee for two hours every Saturday during the school year. You will not meet during school breaks.
  • Bachelor's degree

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