Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is recruiting volunteers for Mentor 2.0, a program that matches high school students with mentors to help them obtain successful futures.
In a state where graduation rates are exceptionally low, BBBS has dedicated themselves to high school youth for over 50 years. BBBS’ goal for the 2017-2018 academic year is to match nearly 250 freshmen students from South Valley Academy and Amy Biehl High School with mentors in the area. With the help of volunteers, they can make this goal a reality.
- One email per week, and three-in person events per semester (approximately two hours in length each)
- Mentors must be 21 years or older with a college degree or advanced licensure, and reliable internet access
- All mentors will complete introductory training, an interview and a background safety check
Volunteers’ time commitment for the program is minimal, but the return to the community is huge. One email a week and a few in-person events have proven to increase college enrollment and graduation rates of low income and first generation college students.
Any other questions can be directed to BBBS Community Outreach Coordinator, Candace Lopez, at (505) 702-2774 or Candance.firstname.lastname@example.org.