Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

Mentor with Minds Matter at George Washington High School

Minds Matter is on a mission to ensure that ability, not access, determines post-secondary academic success for Denver high school students. Our program connects high-performing students who face significant barriers to college access (low-income, foster, refugees, etc) with the relationships and resources they need to achieve their academic potential. This includes accomplished mentors who provide consistent guidance for three years, weekly college-prep instruction, and summer programs at top-tier universities.

 

As a result, our graduates keep it 💯 :

  • 100% attend a summer college prep program
  • 100% high-school on time
  • 100%  are accepted to a four-year accredited college or university (with guaranteed admissions and efforts to meet 100% of financial need at the University of Colorado - Denver (an unprecedented partnership nationwide).
  • 100% receive scholarships

WE ARE NOW RECRUITING MENTORS for the next school year to support programming at three different sites: Central Denver, Southeast Denver, and Far Northeast Denver. We've found good Mentors have the following characteristics, among others:

  • Drive: to make a tangible, identifiable difference in the future of our city and state by helping kids who should be going to college, but most likely wouldn't without our organization's support; 
  • Commitment: to the students, and to three years of weekly sessions during the school year (Mondays from 6:00pm-8:00pm - that ends up being 29-30 weeks of sessions); and
  • Openness: to new experiences, new learning, and questioning assumptions.

The expectation is that Mentors stick around for three years with their students, so Mentors who start this fall will graduate with their mentees in May 2022. We know that occasionally folks have life changes/new jobs/location changes and can't stick to the commitment, but we have 95% retention of Mentors year over year. 

 

Ready to rock?! You can get started on your application by clicking here.  Have questions? Email Brandy at Brandy@MindsMatterDenver.org.

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Volunteers needed through 5/18/2020

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