I am Caprice King, the volunteer coordinator for College Bound, a Washington, D.C. based, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, that offers public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 academic enrichment and resources to prepare for and succeed in college.
We are currently recruiting for the 2017-2018 academic school year and need about 100 mentors for our students in DC schools. More information:
College Bound, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, offers public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 academic enrichment and resources to prepare for and succeed in college. Each year College Bound helps 100% of its students graduate from high school.
College Bound practices a one-to-one mentoring model in which each student is paired with one mentor ("partner") and both work together throughout the school year to achieve academic success. Students and partners are committed to meeting once a week at a designated academic site.You are able to choose a location that would be most convenient for your schedule.
Help College Bound make college completion a reality by signing up to serve as a mentor! College Bound is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2017-2018 academic year and needs almost 100 mentors! The Academic Mentoring Program will resume in September.
- Attend Partner Training.
- Meet with one student for 2 hours/week between 6pm and 8pm or 6:30pm and 8:30pm at a community-based site.
- Commit to building and sustaining a strong mentoring relationship with your mentee by meeting once per month outside of the regular site meetings for a mentoring activity.
- Commit to consistently attend site meetings for one full school year (September-May).
- Arrive early or on time to all meetings, being late or absent only when unavoidable.
- Implement the full College Bound curriculum as determined by student’s academic needs. Provide general homework assistance only as needed.
- Provide guidance and structure to complete curriculum and college preparation activities.
- Meet student’s family at least once during the program year
- Participate in College Bound enrichment activities
- Keep an open mind when working with students
- Commit for a full academic year or the remaining time in the academic year (September – May).
- Have a 4-year college degree.
- Pass the background and reference verification.