We recently received the following e-mail from Kathleen McKenna, Volunteer Coordinator at the NELA Center for Student Success. She wrote to tell us about an opportunity for community members to volunteer as student mentors. Read on for details:
My name is Kathleen and I’m the Mentor Coordinator at the NELA Center for Student Success in NE Portland. We’re a college access program that serves low income, first generation and of-color high school seniors through a weekly mentorship program that guides students through the college and scholarship application process.
We’re currently looking for mentors to work with our students. This is a one day a week, 2.5 hour commitment for the year. Mentors work with small groups of students to make sure they’re on track with applications and to be a source of motivation.
All mentors in the Mentor 2 College program attend training so they are prepared for questions they may receive. Additionally, our Centers staff is on hand to answer any questions our mentors may have. Mentor meetings begin in the fall and finish at the end of the academic year. The commitment is for the 2012-2013 school year.
If you’re interested, see the attached PDF file for more information: NELA Mentor Flyer