Virtually Mentor a 3-5 grade Student - Exchange Online Letters (Remote) #MLK

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ORGANIZATION: CricketTogether through the Learning Together Project Fund

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BECOME AN eMENTOR! EXCHANGE ONLINE LETTERS ABOUT STORIES.
Our partner, the United Way of Midland County (Michigan) is in need of volunteer eMentors to be matched virtually with a student in 3rd-5th grade for the CricketTogether eMentoring program. Read a fun online story and exchange letters with your student mentee in our safe and secure virtual platform. START VOLUNTEERING NOW!

WHAT IS AN eMENTOR?
Our virtual eMentoring program offers a compelling way to help students in underserved low-income communities build the reading, writing, and literacy skills they need for a better future.

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour a month
  • Exchange online letters about stories/articles read together and to build literacy
  • Help develop mentees’ academic skills and self-confidence for a better future
  • Be a role model in your eMentoring relationship
  • Easy to use, safe and secure platform!
  • Commit to the remainder of the school year, May 2023

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


GET STARTED TODAY!
If this sounds fun, click the "I WANT TO HELP" button above. Volunteer online training is only 30-minutes.
Complete your volunteer eMentor registration in one-hour to be placed in Ready-to-Match status. We are matching student mentees with eMentors every week.

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

TESTIMONALS FROM OUR eMENTORS
Teachers love having an eMentor virtually supporting each student, and our eMentors love the flexibility of this volunteer opportunity!

  • "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."

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.

ABOUT CRICKET MEDIA
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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