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Opportunity Details

Adult Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Mentor-a-college-student!

The Mentoring Project is recruiting mentors to begin e-mentoring adult (over age 18) low-income college students for Fall term 2021. Please visit the website www.mentoringproject.org to apply.  The Mentoring Project is a new community-based program, in partnership with the Seattle Colleges, aimed at improving retention of low-income students. Currently, over half of all students starting at the Seattle Colleges (North, South & Central) will not complete their degree or certificate. 

Mentors will connect virtually (e.g. by text, email or video conferencing like Zoom) with their mentee once a week to provide support and encouragement to overcome obstacles to degree completion such as food insecurity, lack of funding and confusion about academic direction.

This is a great opportunity to do rewarding volunteer work without a huge time commitment. Monthly mentor trainings will feature experts in the field who will share their student affairs knowledge and engage in discussion. Topics will include how to advise students about:

  • Financial aid, grants and college affordability.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Leveraging campus activities and services.

Mentors will learn about college processes and procedures by working with their mentee to find solutions.

All mentoring and mentor training will be virtual, thereby reducing meeting and travel time. Mentor applicants should be resourceful, positive, nonjudgemental, good listeners, reliable and have some experience with higher education. 

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Volunteers needed through 7/6/2021

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