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Technology + Mentoring = College Success

Monday, June 9, 2014 11:46
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Calling all tech gurus – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for an innovative and flexible new volunteer opportunity, called mentor2.0. Beginning in September 2014, ninth grade students at Pittsburgh Brashear High School will be matched in one-to-one mentoring relationships with college-educated volunteers. The students will work with their mentors, in-person and online, toward college readiness. Mentors will:

 ·         MONTHLY – Attend one (1) two-hour evening event at Pittsburgh Brashear High School (eight events per year). Receive a complimentary dinner and participate in structured activities with your mentee.

·         WEEKLY – Send at least one (1) email to your mentee at any time, from any place. Respond to your mentee’s weekly email and address the provided prompts and questions.

·         COMMITMENT – Commit at least two school years to the program, but ideally support your mentee through high school graduation.

In New York City, this technology-driven program serves over 3,000 students each year across 19 low-income schools – mentored by the nation’s leading technologists, financial professionals, marketers, and more. The result is that more students graduate high school, attend college, persist in college, and ultimately earn degrees.

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