An effort of Julia's Learning Foundation, the JLF Mentoring Program begins mentoring students when they are juniors and seniors in high school. Most of our mentors work with their mentees until they graduate from college.
The referral criterion for students includes that they: * They begin in program as a high school junior or senior * Have a strong interest in furthering their education * Have a need for information about applying to college, financial aid, etc. * Volunteer for the program and make a commitment to be mentored through their high school and college years
The mentor should be an individual passionate about helping others achieve higher education. This person needs good communication skills. Mentors will meet with students at their high school or college (if it is local). This person should be willing to meet or make contact up to four hours a month. Mentors will forward academic information to students and stay aware of academic challenges the student may have. They will act as the liaison between the organization and the student.