Education

#Start Something with mentor2.0

Our mentor2.0 program pairs mentors from our community with high school students in an effort to improve attendance, graduation rates, academic achievement, and college admissions.
Dec 14, 2017
1 Hour
225 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Cassandra  Garcia
  • Grant McSwain
  • Kristina Miller
  • Ryan Rauls
  • Thomas Duncan
  • katelyn arredondo
  • pedro lopez

More Details

This year, BBBS is partnering with A Maceo Smith New Tech High School (a choice school) and Irving High School (in partnership with its AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program) and needs additional volunteers to help provide our students with an opportunity to succeed.

 

This program is for those with a busy schedule who still wish to help change someone’s life for the better.  It involves:

  • 1 Mentor – YOU!
  • 1 Mentee
  • 1 Email Per Week
  • 1 Meeting Per Month

 

While that is a minimal time commitment, the program’s results have been tremendous.  A study of the more than 10,000 students involved in the program nationwide revealed:

?         97% of Mentor 2.0 students completed college applications; 88% expect to earn a college degree

?         Students who participate in the Mentor 2.0 program enroll in college at a rate 50% higher than their peers

?         Once in college, former Mentor 2.0 students persist into their sophomore year at a 66% higher rate than their peers

 

In other words, your small time commitment can make a huge difference.  As a mentor, you will be corresponding by email with your mentee about what they are doing in class, what they can do to increase accountability, and what goals they can set—and achieve—to help them progress towards college enrollment.  Big Brothers Big Sisters will be with you along the way and will provide resources to mentees.  Once a month you will meet with your mentee to develop your relationship and to work together towards a brighter future.

 

This is a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in your community.  We ask that you please help us mentor these students to help build a better, brighter future for these kids. 

 

If you’re interested in changing a life, Chelle Johnson at cmjohnson@bbbstx.org.

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