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Mentoring and Tutoring Program

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At the Mentoring and Tutoring Program…

we believe that the Latinx youth are the key to realizing our vision for equitable and culturally competent healthcare for the Latinx community. Because of this belief, we started a Summer Scholars Program. A five week program that gives Latinx youth an insight into the healthcare and medical field. However, the support that the Latinx youth needed was far greater than what the program could offer. We know that high school can be a difficult time for any teenager, but the Latinx youth are often left to navigate a system as first generation students and without the extra support from their schools. In turn, we created the mentoring program to provide the Latinx youth with yearlong support throughout their secondary education; in hopes of leveling the playing field.

Why this program?

With the Mentoring Program, Centro SOL aims to empower Latinx youth by connecting them with passionate mentors that can offer meaningful guidance and support. More specifically, we aim for mentors to enlighten students about the college application process, financial aid, course selection, homework help, employment opportunities, and other topics as deemed necessary.

 

Expectations for Students

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  1. Be mindful and prompt when communicating

  2. Come prepared to all sessions

  3. Be responsive via email or text

  4. Maintain good phone etiquette during sessions

  5. Be reasonable with mentor expectations and assignments

Steps to become a Mentee or Mentor/Tutor

 
 

For Mentees

  • Commit at least 2 hours a week for a minimum of 5 months

  • Demonstrate patience, open-mindedness, engagement and respect at all times

  • Be attentive to email and text correspondence

  • Transportation can be arranged, but you must let us know if you need accommodation

For Mentors

  1. Complete at least 2 hours a week.

  2. Commit for at least 4 months.

  3. Complete Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training, dated within the past year.

  4. Be attentive to email correspondence with students.

  5. Transportation may be arranged to the meeting location (case by case).

For Tutors

  1. Complete Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training, dated this year.

  2. Be consistent with attendance

  3. Complete Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training, dated within the past year.

  4. Arrange for own transportation to meeting location


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Applications Now Being ACCEPTED!

Interested in this program? Sign up!

If you are interested, please fill out Centro SOL’s Volunteer form:

 

Contact

Any questions, comments or suggestions can be sent directly to the Youth Pipeline coordinator at centrosolpipelines@jhmi.edu

 
 

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