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Mentor

I became an Oliver mentor to help someone else, but in so many ways it has really helped me. The opportunity to share experiences is not only rewarding, it's eye-opening as well. She is so bright and motivated and talented...I love being an Oliver mentor, and you will too.

- Linsey Davis, ABC News

 

 


  • Mentors will help provide high school freshman access and exposure to career, college, and educational opportunities. Through a 2-year mentoring partnership, scholars will receive the additional guidance necessary to help them achieve their potential.


    • Serve as a positive role model 
    • Advise mentees on objectives/goals
    • Support mentees in developing their strengths as leaders
    • Have fun and make a huge difference in a teen’s life

    • Bachelor's Degree 
    • Must live in the NY area
    • Pass a criminal background check
    • Flexibility and a strong sense of humor 
    • Commitment to communicate by email and/or phone
    • Ability to collaborate effectively - receive and give feedback to/from students and staff
    • Commitment to aiding mentees in achieving Oliver’s core tenets of leadership, scholarship, and service

    • Participate in annual mentor training
    • Attend 1 group event/workshop each quarter
    • Check-in with program staff 1x/month
    • Meeting with mentee 1x/month for a 2-year span
    • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor training, and program recognition event

    • Complete Online application
    • Personal Interview
    • Background check
    • Attend weekend mentor training & orientation
    • Matches will be made on the basis of personality, interests, and experience

     

    *Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that all applicants will be matched with a Scholar. Prospective mentors who are not matched in the year in which they apply will be placed at the top of the prospective mentor list for the following year.


    • Increased skills in working with youth
    • Insight into the life of a youth and youth culture
    • Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
    • The privilege of interacting with a young person open to being guided by a caring adult
    • Training in communication skills, the role of a mentor, diversity training, and youth development