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Mentor a Child Virtually - Correspond online with a 3-5 grade student

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ORGANIZATION: CricketTogether through the Learning Together Project Fund

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Become an eMentor! We need your help now!
NEED 200 VOLUNTEERS by AUG 30. Due to growing demand, there are 3rd-5th grade students across the U.S. that need mentorship. You help students in underserved low-income communities build the skills they need for a better future.

WHAT IS AN eMENTOR?

Our eMentors say this is an incredible experience! The eMentor program is rewarding, impactful and convenient for participating adults and career professionals.

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour a month
  • Exchange online letters about stories and articles read together
  • Easy to use, safe and secure platform!
  • Commit to the 2022-23 academic school year, Sept - May
  • Be a role model in your eMentoring relationship
  • Help develop mentees’ academic skills and self-confidence for a better future
Teachers love having an eMentor virtually supporting each student, and our eMentors love the flexibility of this volunteer opportunity!

GET STARTED TODAY! Volunteer online training only takes 30-minutes. If this sounds fun, click the "I WANT TO HELP" button above.

REQUIREMENTS Volunteers must be US citizens, 18+ years old, willing to undergo a criminal background check, and watch 30-minutes of online eMentor training.

WE are a NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR STUDENT SUCCESS Champion!
We are thrilled to champion the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS) and their initiative to provide student support with the Biden-Harris Administration & a diverse coalition of public & private allies!

Cricket Media is excited to be part of the launch of the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS), a diverse coalition that connects nonprofits, school districts, state and local education agencies, federal agencies, philanthropy, and national and community organizations to support increased access to and implementation of student support programs, provide technical assistance and research to enhance program effectiveness, and help to recruit AmeriCorps members and volunteers to the effort.

TESTIMONALS FROM OUR eMENTORS
"This program was just what I needed with my busy schedule - a unique, flexible volunteer opportunity. It's rare to find such an impactful program that doesn't necessitate in-person time. It brought a lot of joy to my life to send and receive letters with my mentee."

"I enjoyed being able to write about various topics. We discussed everything from fun facts about her favorite animal, to different engineering topics, and to her favorite music."

LEARN MORE
https://cricketmedia.com/crickettogether/how-it-works/ and https://cricketmedia.com/crickettogether/get-involved/volunteer-ementors/

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About CricketTogether through the Learning Together Project Fund

Location:

1828 L STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to connect, support, and sustain 1:1 eMentoring relationships that empower every child to unlock their full personal and academic potential. The Learning Together Project Fund (fiscally sponsored by the Hopewell Fund) directs volunteers to CricketTogether and TryEngineering Together which provide a safe and secure eMentoring platform that helps students begin to build the skills they need to achieve college and career readiness.

Description

CricketTogether and TryEngineering Together provide eMentoring services to students of Title I schools in the United States.. Volunteers serve as eMentors, committing to correspond via online letters with a 3rd-8th grade student for the full academic year. In under 20 minutes a week (all virtual!) volunteers become a trusted adult role model and are able to make a difference in the life of a child. An online system provides training as well as ongoing guidance and tips for the volunteer eMentors, who read stories and articles selected by their student and then correspond about the readings and their lives. All of the correspondence is moderated by the classroom teacher, and volunteers must pass a background check. Through the power of eMentoring, these programs have served over 10,000 students, teachers, and eMentors across the United States with schools in large cities, remote rural areas, fringe towns, and small suburban areas.


CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 minutes weekly to exchange online letters with your matched student during the school year, Sept 2022-May 2023.
  • Volunteers must be US citizens, 18+ years old, willing to undergo a criminal background check, and watch 30-minutes of online eMentor training.

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