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Mentor Application


Position: Mentor
Location: Various
Reports to: Mentoring Services Director 

The mission of My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper Orange County (MBSK) is to prepare diverse youth to lead and succeed in the 21st Century through mentoring and targeted programming. MBSK encourages diverse students, who have demonstrated academic promise, to pursue higher education. The program is designed to enhance academic performance, develop strong interpersonal skills, build leadership skills, and establish a positive support network — all to assist students in their desire for higher education. 

 Mentors in the My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper Program help to empower children and youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses college student volunteers to commit to support, guidance, and friendship to a young person. By becoming part of the social network of young adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help the youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. 

As a My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper Mentor, you will collaborate with parents and mentors from multiple universities to contribute to the maturation, progress, and goal achievement of a young person. Beyond the personal fulfillment of contributing to the community and an individual, mentors receive a number of benefits including ongoing professional development, participation in a mentor support group, complimentary tickets to community events, participant recognition events, and academic course credit (where applicable). 

Mentors at My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper do the following: 

● Support a young person through an ongoing relationship
● Serve as a positive role model and friend
● Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
● Strive for mutual respect
● Build self-esteem and motivation
● Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
● Have fun together 

● Be willing and able to make a minimum one-year commitment to mentoring
● Be willing and able to meet with mentees a minimum of 8 hours per month, throughout each month
● Attend an initial three-hour training session and an additional four hours of training (in-person or virtual) during each year of participation in the program
● Attend mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events as available 

● Be enrolled in a college currently partnered with My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper
● Be interested in working with young people
● Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
● Be willing to complete the application and screening process
● Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
● Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
● Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities and relationship
● Be able to pass a criminal background check 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: My Brother’s & Sister’s Keeper seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects our student movement.