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Coach Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Denver Public Schools - Volunteer Services

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Description

College and Career Success: Coach Mentoring is a year-long program that matches 10th-grade students with industry professionals that help support them in envisioning and planning their career and post-secondary journey. A Coach Mentoring Program Coordinator recruits students from their CTE classes and/or based on specific demographic information tailored towards affinity spaces.

Students and mentors participate in facilitated monthly sessions that include topics such as Informational interviewing, job shadowing, career exploration, resume building, college visits, and more. The program ends with a celebration and presentation of learning that summarizes their takeaways and their future plans based on their experience in the program.

Middle School Cohorts:

A similar mentoring program is currently facilitated at two middle school locations. Middle school students engage in self-exploration activities designed to deepen their career identity and plan for high school

Affinity Cohorts:

Affinity groups are designated "safe spaces," where everyone in that group shares a particular identity. For people who are often underrepresented, underserved, and often excluded by the systems in which they operate, an affinity space can offer the community and reduce feelings of isolation through the benefit of shared experiences. This offers an opportunity for young people to see themselves reflected in others and boost their confidence around what success and achievement look like to them.
Currently, we offer affinity mentoring for BIPOC and Spanish-speaking students, as well as Women in STEAM. We hope to expand to serve our Special Education and LGBTQIA+ students.

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About Denver Public Schools - Volunteer Services

Location:

Volunteer Services, 1860 Lincoln St - 12th Floor, DENVER, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Denver Public Schools is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society. Keep watching as Denver Public Schools continues to challenge itself, reform and grow.

Description

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with a joyful, rigorous and personalized learning experience from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of more than 200 schools, including traditional, innovation, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with a current total enrollment of more than 91,000 students. Of those, 56% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 23% is Caucasian and 14% is African-American. Additionally, 69% of our students qualify for free- and reduced-price lunches, an indicator of poverty.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of the Denver Plan 2020, DPS is among the fastest-growing urban school districts in the nation in terms of enrollment and leads all large districts in Colorado in terms of student academic growth.

Joined by our community, DPS teachers, school leaders and school-support staff crafted the strategic district plan, the Denver Plan 2020, which identifies our five key goals:

  1. Great Schools in Every Neighborhood
  2. A Foundation for Success in School
  3. Ready for College & Career
  4. Support for the Whole Child
  5. Closing the Opportunity Gap

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

Tue Sep 03, 2024 - Mon Dec 02, 2024

WHERE

80203

(39.73121,-104.9827)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Sep-April during the School year (2.5 hours a month)

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