Volunteer opportunity description

OVERVIEW
SBU Academy College Prep Mentors provide program youth with the tools necessary to graduate high school and attend college. College Prep Mentors are matched with a group of high school students as they prepare for Regents exam graduation requirements and proceed through the college application process. For most mentees, the focus will be on making college application choices, completing college applications, personal statements, and scholarship applications, and understanding financial aid. For some, more of the focus will be on high school graduation requirements and Regents exam preparation. Mentors promote the importance of education and serve as positive role models in youths' lives.

WHEN
Dates: September - June
After School Hours: Monday or Wednesdays, 6 - 8pm

WHERE
In-Person:
Boys Prep School Building, Third Floor
192 E 151st Street
Bronx, New York 10451

COMMITMENT
While the students attend twice per week, mentors are asked to commit to 2 hours, one day a week for one semester. However, if a mentor would like to be more involved, he/she is always welcome.

QUALIFICATIONS
South Bronx United is looking for highly motivated, energetic volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of South Bronx youth. Volunteers should have gone through the college application process themselves, with a preference for those who have already obtained a bachelor's degree. It's not expected that tutors will be experts on the process, but they should be willing to work hard to help students with finding answers and staying on track throughout the process.

TRAINING
A orientation and training will be held before the start of the program to provide an overview of the program and start to cover some of the ins and outs of the application process. Further training will be held throughout the year to cover specific topic areas of the application process in more depth.

BENEFITS
In addition to helping provide the resources and support to allow underserved students to thrive in school, SBU is happy to connect with your school to see if your volunteer hours can work towards school service or academic requirements.

BEYOND TUTORING
Academic Coaches are welcome and encouraged to come out and see a game or get involved in a practice as youth are extremely passionate about the sport and it's a great way to connect with the kids.

Requirements

Please complete our volunteer application:  College Prep Mentor 

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southbronxunited.org

Contact:
South Bronx United
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(718) 404-9281
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