Mentoring in New York City (College and Career Focus)

Published

11/09/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Our flagship Fellows Program is a two-year, intensive mentoring and professional training program where first-generation students ("Fellows") are paired with young professional volunteers. We operate in California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.


Mentor Coach Volunteers develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a low-income, first-generation college student (Fellow), working with them at 28 professional development workshops to cultivate their strengths, interests, and passions into successful careers. Mentor Coaches prepare students for selective internships through a structured career development curriculum.


Time commitment: 1-2 Saturdays per month for 2 years


Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with your Fellow and help them achieve their career ambitions
  • Build your own personal network as you work closely with highly accomplished professionals from a variety of industries
  • Gain access to exclusive professional development and social events
  • Serve as a role model and resource for your class of Mentor Coach/Fellow pairs


Selection Timeline

  • Application Deadline: March 5, 2019
  • Finalist Interviews: Mid-April
  • Notification of Acceptance: By May 31, 2019
  • Program Begins: July

Benefits

  • Training Provided

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