The beginning of the new school year always brings new students in need of mentors through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona mentor2.0 program. This year the need is at an all-time high, and Big Brothers Big Sisters still needs an additional 100 Mentors to sign up before the end of September. Mentors will volunteer four hours per month (2 hrs. online, 2 hrs. in person) to help encourage, strengthen, and support a student’s potential.
The mentor2.0 program is a volunteer opportunity that matches high school students with a mentor to support them through high school while helping them develop a plan for their future. Mentors must be at least 21 years old, have completed two years of college (or be a high school graduate with professional life experience), have access to the internet to exchange weekly emails and have two hours available to meet once a month in-person, in the evening, at the student’s school.
Additional program requirements include a one-hour orientation, 45-minute interview, and a background check. Training and mentoring support is available to assist mentors in building a strong relationship with their mentee.
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