Mentor a Student

SRA’s “Mentor a Student” program offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for you to offer support and guidance to a student on a one-to-one basis. Our Mentors are individuals, families, groups, clubs, and organizations. They provide a student with a support network to help them navigate the challenges and demands of college life. Support can mean simply being a friend and role model, offering encouragement, being a sounding board, remembering a birthday, going to dinner or a movie, or perhaps providing a place to stay for a weekend. Mentors are not required to make any financial commitment.

To become a Mentor, please complete our online Volunteer Application so that we can get to know you better. We want to learn your interests and expertise, your expectations, and your desired level of involvement. The information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Our Mentors must attend a half-day workshop where you will learn more about SRA students, their challenges, and your role as a Mentor. The next Mentors workshop will be held on October 6, 2013 in San Francisco. Please contact Kirsten McCarthy at kmccarthy@studentsrisingabove.org if you would like to attend, or if you would like more information. Once you have completed the workshop, we will match you with a student. Ongoing support is always available to our Mentors to ensure that both the Mentor and the student benefit from the relationship.

 

Rising with Mentors Slideshow

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