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Mentor for High School Students

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Minds Matter Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, PA

Minds Matter Philadelphia


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Published 4 months ago

Recurring
Weekends
A few hours per week

Minds Matter is an organization seeking to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by preparing them for college success. We are seeking volunteers for the upcoming school year!

As a mentor, you will be paired with a Minds Matter student and a co-mentor, both of with whom you will meet with weekly at the Minds Matter Saturday sessions throughout the school year. At sessions, you will assist the students in working on essays, completing summer college program applications, and college/university selection. You will develop and challenge the students through engaged participation in our "What’s Going on in the World" exercise, a weekly current events reading and debate series. You will get to participate in our field trips, college visits, and community service days. What we expect from our Mentors:

  • Able to attend Saturday sessions from noon to 2:30pm during the school year
  • Cultivate and maintain a relationship with your student
  • Act as a positive influence and a role model
  • Graduate of a four-year university

Completion of a bachelor's degree and a background check/child abuse clearance is required, and most of our volunteers are in their 20s and 30s. During COVID, we are meeting virtually. Once we can we will then meet at Temple University's Center City Campus at 15th and Market. Once application is completed, we will have a brief phone to discuss the program and your interest.

Minds Matter is an organization seeking to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by preparing them for college success. We are seeking volunteers for the upcoming school year!

As a mentor, you…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

Virtual during COVID and 1515 Market Street when in-person

1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

How to Apply

Volunteers can officially apply to be a mentor with our form at:

https://www.tfaforms.com/310839

Volunteers can officially apply to be a mentor with our form at:

https://www.tfaforms.com/310839

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