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Mentor with The Challenge Foundation

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ORGANIZATION: The Challenge Foundation - Denver

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The Challenge Foundation Mentoring Program

An opportunity to impact the life of a child.

Challenge Foundation mentors serve as positive role models, forming a long-term, trusting relationship with a scholar while emphasizing the importance of education and career readiness, providing enrichment opportunities, forming life skills, and offering guidance.

The expectations of a mentor...
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  • Commit to supporting your mentee through their high school graduation
  • Be intentional and consistent in your interactions with your mentee
  • Form a supportive and open relationship with your mentee
  • Stimulate imagination and creativity through experiences and conversations
  • Support your mentee in achieving academic success and college readiness
  • Form a partnership with your mentee’s family
  • Participate in New Mentor Training and other training throughout the year
  • Maintain regular contact with your mentee’s Challenge Advisor

The time commitment of a mentor... .

  • The formal length of a mentor’s commitment to a Challenge scholar is 7 years (grades 6-12). This relationship, however, often extends long after graduation from high school, as many mentors develop deep bonds with their scholars and become an integral part of their life after college. Occasionally, we have mentors who are no longer able to fulfill their duties as a mentor for a variety of reasons. If this occurs, we will rematch the scholar with a new mentor. This new mentor/mentee relationship would not be a 7-year commitment, but instead would be until the scholar graduates high school (dependent on what grade the scholar is in).
  • Contact your mentee once a week via phone, text, or email
  • Minimum twice a month visits with your mentee
  • Recommended attendance: school conferences, Mentor Huddles & Challenge sponsored activities

Prerequisites:

  • A desire to engage in a long-term mentee-driven relationship
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • No criminal history, this will be verified through a comprehensive background check.
  • A clear driving record, with no major violations within the past 7 years.

More opportunities with The Challenge Foundation - Denver

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About The Challenge Foundation - Denver

Location:

4545 S University Blvd, Englewood, CO 80113, US

Mission Statement

The Challenge Foundation helps smart, ambitious, and hard-working students break the cycle of poverty through educational opportunities. Challenge takes a whole-student approach, awarding tuition scholarships and individualized support services to students from underserved communities.

Description

The Challenge Foundation Mentoring Program is a critical component of our support services. Challenge scholars are paired with a mentor in 6th grade when they enter the program. The mentor partners with the student, their family, and Challenge to provide ongoing support, encouragement, and meaningful experiences for their mentee through their high school graduation and beyond. The Challenge Foundation believes that a young person should be surrounded by as many positive and supportive adults as possible, and heralds mentoring as a fundamental aspect of the success of scholars. Above all, the Challenge Foundation seeks mentors who are dedicated to the growth of the whole person and mentors who are willing to provide the support and attention necessary so that our scholars may reach their full academic and personal potential. Challenge Foundation mentors serve as positive role models, forming a long-term, trusting relationship with a scholar while emphasizing the importance of education and career readiness, providing enrichment opportunities, forming life skills, and offering guidance.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4545 South University BoulevardEnglewood, CO 80113

(39.63382,-104.96079)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 years
  • College degree No criminal history, this will be verified through a comprehensive background check. A clear driving record, with no major violations within the past 7 years.

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