Mentor Recruitment


Shadle Park High School, and North Central High School

2021 - 2022 School Year

Mentor Recruitment: Community-Based mentoring relationships involve one-to-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together (like getting a meal or going to the park). Bigs and Littles spend 2-4 hours, 2-4 times a month with each other for at least 18 months. What does it take to be a Big (aka mentor)? *Desire to improve the life of a child *Must be out of high school *Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license *Must live or work in the Spokane area *Commit to at least 18 months in the program *Meet 2-4 times a month with a child *Complete an interview and mentor training prior to being matched

Please contact us at: joinus@nwbigs.org with any questions.

What is MentorU? MentorU leverages the proven power of one-to-one mentoring to keep students on track to graduate and prepare for life after high school. MentorU also provides screened and trained volunteer mentors with diverse life experiences for students enrolled in an academic enrichment class at local high schools. Through mentoring, students develop life and social skills, explore career interests, and engage with active and retired professionals. How does MentorU work? MentorU pairs students with mentors based on shared career and personal interests, backgrounds, and life experiences. Using an online portal, students and mentors exchange text messages every week, and once per month, mentors visit the classroom to meet with their student in person*. Dialogues explore topics like goal setting, perseverance, self-advocacy, communication, vulnerability, and college and career readiness. Dedicated staff providing training, lessons, and ongoing support to develop and sustain successful, meaningful relationships. What is the time commitment for mentors? Volunteers are expected to serve as mentors for at least one school year. Weekly message exchanges take 30-45 minutes and can be completed on your own schedule.

Classroom visits – in person or virtual – are up to 45 minutes plus travel time. Which schools host the MentorU program? For the 2021-2022 school year, MentorU is being delivered at Shadle Park High School, and North Central High School in Spokane, WA.



Events

Tuesdays beginning October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 19 - Thursday, October 21 - 7am - 6pm
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6pm
Friday, October 22 @ 3pm - Sunday, October 24, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021 and Saturday, October 23, 2021
Saturday, November 6 - 11am and 6:30pm
Sunday, November 7 - Monday, November 8, 2021 - 9am
Thursday, November 11 - Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 1pm
October 15 - November 13, 2021 - 7pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 1pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 16,- Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 6:30pm

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