Serving as a mentor for the Dream Project is a great opportunity to work with promising youth. The opportunity requires dedication and compassion but also comes with great reward.
Mentors work with immigrant high schoolers in Virginia to help them:
Work their way through the college application process
Find and apply to appropriate scholarship opportunities
Develop post-secondary skills to prepare for the college environment
The mentoring program is held between the months of October and April each year. This coming semester, to ensure our mentors' and mentees' safety, mentoring will be conducted online during synchronous and asynchronous sessions. If possible, additional activities and events will be scheduled throughout the year.
In considering prospective mentors, the Dream Project looks for individuals who:
Demonstrate knowledge of the college admissions process
Are passionate about serving others and believe in higher education opportunities for all students
Can commit to work with their mentees for at least 2 hours a week (mentor/mentee teams can decide on their own schedules)
Will join synchronous online presentations periodically
Are willing to maintain email communication (especially as deadlines approach)
Prospective mentors are required to submit an interest form, two personal references, and background check. Please note that there is ongoing training and guidance throughout the sessions.
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!