Mentor Information

We’re thrilled you plan to mentor and advise one or two high school students transitioning from high school to college!

  • Meet with mentee through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship helping them through the college admissions process
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Build the relationship by working on college admissions requirements and discussing “college knowledge” (majors, living on campus, organizations, college life)
  • Help set goals and ensure that students meet college admissions deadlines
  • Motivate students to attend 4-year university preferably UC or private institution
  • Make a one-year commitment (Academic year: September-June)
  • Spend a minimum 2-4 hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
  • Communicate with the mentee bi-weekly via email/phone
  • Attend a mandatory mentor training orientation in September
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process which includes a TB Test, a LiveSCAN background check, and an online training course
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitment
  • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Sensitive to students’ issues
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences
  • *Experience working with high school students (especially first-generation, low-income students) strongly preferred but not required

Please come back when the 2018-2019 I AM Mentor Application is available.