Partner with College Bound

We at College Bound understand the value of time. And if you are going to invest your time into something other than your job and your family, we can not think of a better place to invest your time than in our future leaders.

College Bound owes its existence to the dedicated efforts of volunteers. We refer to our tutor/mentors as “partners” primarily because it takes the effort of both tutor and student to achieve the goal of attending college. Partners work with 8th – 12th grade public and public charter school students to complete homework, work within our Math and Language Arts curriculum, and in other college preparations.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Partner Trainings.
  • Meet with one student for 2 hours/week between 6pm and 8pm or 6:30pm and 8:30pm at a community-based site.
  • Commit to building and sustaining a strong mentoring relationship with your mentee by meeting once per month outside of the regular site meetings for a mentoring activity.
  • Commit to consistently attend site meetings for one full school year (September-May).
  • Arrive early or on time to all meetings, being late or absent only when unavoidable.
  • Implement the full College Bound curriculum as determined by student’s academic needs. Provide general homework assistance only as needed.
  • Provide guidance and structure to complete curriculum and college preparation activities.
  • Meet student’s family at least once during the program year
  • Participate in College Bound enrichment activities
  • Keep an open mind when working with students

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Commit for a full academic year or the remaining time in the academic year (September – May).
  • Have a 4-year college degree.
  • Pass the background and reference verification.

 

Volunteer Application