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Mission Statement

Preparing young people of color to lead by example in their families, communities and careers.


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is a non-profit organization which was started in 1963. We believe young people need caring guides to help them forge their path towards personal and academic success and you can be apart of our students academic success.

All it Takes is your Desire to Change a Life!

Who can be a mentor?

Anyone with the desire to positively affect a motivated studen't life! Mentors must be 21 years of age, submit an application, attend two mentor trainings, and complete a criminal background check.

What will I be doing?

In the junior year mentos guide mentees through a summer enrichment application process followed by the mock college application process. In the senior year mentors guide their mentees through the college research and application process.

What is the time commitment?

mentors and mentees meet twice per month on Saturdays for 1.5 hours. Mentors can be involved between 8 to 16 months. Many Adopt-a-Junior mentors continue on with their mentee during their senior year of high school through the Adopt-a-Senior program.

Would I be a good mentor?

Yes! No specific skill set or previous mentoring experience required. SEO provides several mentor trainings to help prepare you with strategies for being effective in the program. All you need is the desire to help!

How can I apply or learn more about the program

Contact Shaneek lee, Mentoring & Volunteerism Program Coordinator, at slee@seo-usa.org



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Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Sponsors for Educational Opportunity?

by Raheem S. (2015-01-13 08:08:52.0)
because i will have some one who will help me with my education
by John B. (2012-02-09 23:06:09.0)
According to the services extended to the people in need.