Who will I be mentoring?
- You’ll probably start out mentoring girls at one of 6 our partner middle schools, especially if this is your first mentoring experience.
- We’ll match you and a team of other professional women with a small group of girls.
- During the year, you’ll collaborate at workshops and organize occasional field trips, with facilitation assistance from MOSTe staff.
What is the time commitment during the year?
- We ask that all mentors attend a training session, and participate in 7 events during the August-June program year. See our event calendar for dates.
- If you cannot attend the scheduled training, please contact us. We’ll work with you to make sure you have all the information you need to get started.
When will I meet the MOSTe scholars?
- Typically, mentors and scholars first meet at our fall College Symposium event, after the mentors have been accepted and cleared through Live Scan.
When can I schedule my first outing with my MOSTe scholars?
- First, you’ll arrange to meet your scholars’ parents and introduce yourself as a MOSTe mentor. They’ll know that their daughters are in the program, and you’ll work together to support their educational success.
- Make sure the parents give permission for scholars to go out with you. Each time you set up a meeting or event, you must make sure you have parental permission.
Where should I take my scholars? What will they want to do?
- Every girl is different. For good ideas of fun, low-cost activities that others have enjoyed, check out our Mentor Resources page.
How often should I contact scholars?
- We ask that you contact your scholars at least once a month (by phone, text, or e-mail) and see them at least once a month. Many mentors do much more, but this is the minimum.
Am I required to go to the workshops?
- We ask that our team mentors try to attend all of our academic workshops. These workshops are held on Saturdays at Occidental College, typically in October, November, February and March.
Am I required to go to the official MOSTe group events?
- It’s great if you can. The weekend events (usually Saturdays) help broaden our girls’ lives and provide a supportive group setting for mentors and scholars to bond.
- If you can attend, consider offering to bring girls whose mentors can’t go.
- If you can’t make an event, encourage your girls to go anyway and help organize transportation for them.
I want to join! How do I become a MOSTe mentor?
To apply, please download and fill out these forms:
- Mentor Application
- Mentor Agreement
- Live Scan Form – then take this form to a service provider near you and get fingerprinted. The results will be sent directly to MOSTe by the service provider. Find a nearby location HERE.
Return your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll contact you for an interview.
For more questions, please contact our Mentor and Alumnae Coordinator, Katie Merrill: email@example.com