Our Boston volunteer mentors provide the vital link between the Boston Scholars Program and the students who receive our scholarships and educational services. As a volunteer mentor in Boston, by engaging one of our students and helping them make the most of the educational opportunity provided to them, you can make an amazing impact on a scholar's life.
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mentor with the Boston Scholars Program.
Time Committment: We ask that you meet with your scholar 4 hours a month, usually twice a month for about 2 hours each time.
Role of Mentor: You serving as an educational advocate, which means starting as a friend to gain trust and then helping to coach your scholar towards maximizing their educational and leadership achievements.
Boston Scholars Events: One of your monthly meetings can be our group events that we typically host about once every month. We host constructive college prep & career prepworkshops, or do volunteer work at a shelter. Occasionally we will attend a sporting event, movie screening, or museum exhibition.
Qualifications: Mentors must be college graduates or and either employed or in graduate school. All Boston Scholars volunteer mentors must pass through a screening process including an interview, reference check, and background check.
Length of Commitment: Mentor candidates must be willing to commit to a year of service to our program. We hope to see the relatioships last beyond a year, but the only committment we ask you to make is for 12 months.