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Mentor Baton Rouge High School Students

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ORGANIZATION: BATON ROUGE YOUTH COALITION INC

Volunteers - or as we call them, "VIPs" - are essential citizens of BRYC’s college-preparatory community, a village of programs, participatory opportunities, and people that we wrap around our Fellows at no cost. The most important part of being a VIP is consistency. When VIPs commit to showing up week in, week out, they build trust with their Fellows, and then anything is possible. In many cases, the bonds formed during weekly programs and through offline communication remain strong years after Fellows enter college.

VIPs serve as one-on-one or small group mentors. They come ONE day per week (Mon-Thurs) from 6:00-7:15pm during the school year. (Same day, same time every week.) VIPs choose if they want to work with 9th- and 10th-graders on self-regulated learning, juniors on ACT prep, or seniors on the college application and financial aid process. BRYC team members plan and lead every session; VIPs are there to support their Fellow(s) along the way.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. BRYC will train you for success. Learn more: thebryc.org/volunteer

1 Shift

  • evening / 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
    One evening per week (Mon-Thurs) during the school year from 6:00-7:15pm CST
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About BATON ROUGE YOUTH COALITION INC

Location:

460 N 11TH ST, BATON ROUGE, LA 70802, US

Mission Statement

The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC) helps teens enter, persist in, and graduate from college and earn career-track jobs. We provide our "Fellows" with the best college-preparatory and persistence resources money can buy -- for free -- so they can maximize the economic value of their degrees, build the lives they want, and help future generations do the same.

Description

BRYC is a community of dedicated students (Fellows) and caring adults working together to advance equity through access to higher education. BRYC exists because lower-income students of color face tremendous barriers to the American Dream: the ability to convert education into opportunity. In 2022-2023, BRYC will serve 385 driven, lower-income high school students, and we have a team dedicated to supporting 577 alumni to ensure they graduate from college and secure jobs.

BRYC’s core programs take place Mon-Thurs evenings. Program focuses are grade-specific. Underclassmen build self-regulated learning skills so they are able to drive their own studying. Juniors focus on ACT preparation. Seniors execute the college application, financial aid, and matriculation processes. One of the most important and successful components of BRYC’s model is our inclusion of volunteer mentors, who work one-on-one or in small groups with Fellows to support them along "The BRYC Way."

Entering our 14th year, BRYC has an 80% college completion rate for two- and four-year colleges, five times the national average for lower-income students. This is largely due to our Fellows’ hard work, but it’s also the result of BRYC’s programs, which prepare students to enter college with viable payment plans, maximize the economic value of their degree, and graduate well-equipped to be an asset in their workplaces and communities.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

460 N 11th StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70802

(30.45157,-91.17854)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • VIPs commit to 75 minutes per week (same day every week) for the school year.

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