Become a Mentor
Pass With Flying Colors’ incredible mentors provide individualized support, encouragement and guidance to a first-generation student during their college years.
To become a mentor, email Ellen Gutoske (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application and details on the next recruitment cycle.
THE MENTOR OPPORTUNITY
Our volunteer mentors possess a college education and desire to help a student succeed. Successful mentors are able to make a long-term commitment to their student, maintaining a relationship from the Spring of the student’s Junior year of high school through their college graduation.
During high school, mentors assist the student in staying on track with their college application and financial aid deadlines and preparing for a successful college transition.
- Attend two Mentor Orientation meetings
- Attend the kickoff dinner with students and parents
- Meet in person with mentee at least twice between kickoff and the start of senior year
- Communicate regularly during the student’s senior year, meeting in person as often as possible
- Develop a meaningful and trusting relationship with your scholar
- Attend PWFC-hosted mentor/student events (2-3 throughout the school year)
- Communicate monthly with the PWFC College Success Manager with a summary of your contact with your mentee and any concerns you might have.
During college, the goal of the relationship shifts to college success. The PWFC College Success Manager will provide mentors with a monthly email with a reminder of key touch-points and suggested conversation topics.
- Communicate with your scholar regularly via phone, text, email, video chat or in person.
- Attend PWFC-hosted winter break and summer events
- Assist student in navigating the college experience and preparing for a career
- Assist student in networking and preparing materials to secure a meaningful summer job and internships
Prospective mentors should be able to meet the following requirements:
- Hold a college degree
- Have a strong desire to help a first-generation student succeed
- Available to attend training and PWFC events
- Available to connect with mentee at least twice per month
- Comfortable working collaboratively to support a student
- Complete a background check
- Commit to building a long-term relationship with their student