SEEKING MENTORS FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!

Group Mentors

Beginning in the 6th grade, YouthPower365’s PwrOn Career and College programming helps students to achieve their highest potential through a professionally-supported group mentoring program. In this setting, students develop relationships of trust and respect with volunteer adult mentors, as well as with their peers, while being encouraged to set and achieve academic and career goals.

 

PwrOn Mentor Recruitment Form

Group Mentoring Mentor Recruitment Form
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Ethnicity
  • Foreign Languages Spoken Fluently
  • Education

  • Highest Degree of Education Obtained
  • School Name
  • Area of Study
  • Professional Information

  • Employer Name
  • Reference #1

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Relationship
  • Reference #2

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Relationship
  • Reference #3

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Relationship

WE’RE SEEKING MENTORS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

ARE YOU A STUDENT WANTING TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUP MENTORING?

REGISTER NOW

Questions? Contact Brittany Kinney at bkinney@vvf.org

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WHAT IS GROUP MENTORING?

Group mentoring is an avenue to support, guide and empower a small group of students during a critical time in their lives. In conjunction with mentoring, students and their parents will also receive college and career support through YouthPower365 programming. Two Mentors will be assigned per group of 10-15 students for bi-monthly meetings throughout the school year. Mentors will be provided with curriculum, materials, and guidance from YouthPower365.

 

WHY GROUP MENTORING?

Starting out, students will learn about the resources and opportunities that our organization and larger community can provide.  We also teach students the value of mentoring and the advantage of building sound relationships with adults and peers—and how this can help them on their life journey.

Short-Term Benefits

Students:

  • Are able assess their own strengths, along with areas that need improvement.
  • Learn to identify and access a broader range of academic and career options
  • Gain valuable opportunities for increased cross-cultural awareness as they develop relationships with both adults and other youth
  • Are encouraged to make positive, healthy life choices and avoid negative and destructive behaviors
  • Will be provided with many opportunities to enhance skills in the following areas: problem-solving, goal setting, self-advocacy, and life planning; this is accomplished through group mentoring sessions, educational workshops, as well as field trips and other activities, which are all provided by YouthPower365.

Long-Term Benefits

Students:

  • Will be more likely to successfully complete high school and to attend and complete college.
  • Are provided with experiences to broaden their social, intellectual, and cultural horizons.
  • Will develop a plan for advanced education and/or post-secondary employment.

 

HOW?

Twice a month during the school year, each gender-specific group of 8 to 10 students will meet with their mentors for one PwrOn session after school. Groups will be facilitated by two mentors and a YouthPower365 staff member. Mentors will facilitate the YouthPower365 curriculum, which consist of interesting and fun activities. This curriculum, made up of interactive exercises and warmers, has been selected for the purpose of helping students to build skills and confidence, while guiding and inspiring them to explore a variety of careers and higher education.

Because the transition into high school is so challenging, starting with the 9th grade, a cohort of students who have successfully participated in the middle school program could be selected to join the community based 1:1 mentoring effort. This 1:1 mentoring program furnishes students with positive adult mentors–role models who provide long term guidance that will help students to achieve their goals.

2018 SCHEDULE

September 15th – Initial Mentor Training (mandatory for all mentors)

September 17-20th – Student & Parent training

Programs will run on the first and third weeks of every month, October – May.

  • Eagle Valley Middle School: Monday
  • Berry Creek Middle School: Tuesday
  • Gypsum Creek Middle School: Wednesday
  • Homestake Peak School: Thursday

BECOME A MENTOR

To sign up, contact Brittany Kinney at bkinney@vvf.org or Bratzo Horruitiner at bratzo@vvf.org.

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