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Path to College

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

PO BOX 487Lake Worth, FL 33460 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Path to College pairs highly motivated low-income students with a one-on--one mentor as part of our exclusive academic fellowship program. With the firm belief that low-income students with high academic aspirations need targeted guidance along the path to college, we recruit committed professionals to encourage our students, hold them accountable, and help them achieve their goals. The mentor and student meet once a week for a period of three years. We provide college preparation guidance to our mentors, ongoing training, and require a background check. The mentors are able to schedule meetings with their student on their own time, and can arrange to meet the student during lunch at their high school, at a community location after school, on the weekends, or even digitally via video conference.

Description

Our ideal mentor is a local, experienced professional who wants to help a motivated, low-income student enrich their academic growth and achieve their goals. The most effective mentors serve as a positive role model and friend, and take the lead in building a relationship grounded in mutual respect, goal-setting, and self-esteem building. We require a completed application, background check, three personal references, an in-person interview, and a two hour training session in order to match you effectively with one of our amazing students. Desirable qualities include being a willing listener who is patient, supportive, encouraging and tolerant of diversity.

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