We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic UF and Santa Fe students to serve as college prep mentors to low-income high school students in Alachua County. As a mentor, you will help your mentee understand and plan for standardized tests, create resumes, fill out college applications, edit essays, apply for scholarships and financial aid, and more. You may also serve as an outlet for stress and provide support for your mentee.
Commitment and Responsibilities:
Mentors must commit for at least one academic year. At the start of the program, you will attend virtual training sessions on the general requirements and responsibilities of being a mentor with CBOB. Once the program officially begins in the Fall, you must organize a time to meet with your mentee in person for at least one hour every other week. During the weeks you do not meet with your mentee, you will be required to complete a brief training on the topic you need to touch on that week (for example, “Understanding the PSAT/NMSQT” or “Creating a Final College Application List”.) You will also report updates on the mentees to the Mentorship Directors during these training sessions.
Skipping or missing a meeting without notice is NOT acceptable. Mentors should notify the Mentorship Director of any exams, religious holidays, or other important dates that will interfere with regular meeting times at the beginning of each semester. In cases such as illness, personal/family emergency, or medical appointments, mentors must reschedule their meeting with their mentee and notify the Mentorship Director at least 24 hours before the original meeting time. This 24-hour rule applies to training meetings with the Mentorship Director as well. Proof of absence must be provided. Sudden emergencies must be conveyed to the Mentorship Director and mentee as soon as possible. Needing to study for an exam or complete a project is NOT excused.
The priority deadline for Fall 2019 is April 28th.
Thank you for your interest in the program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jessica Diana and Abby Carden at email@example.com.