The Neighborhood Leadership Institute collaborates with various partners to provide youth programming in Cuyahoga County. One of its programs, True2U, mentors 8th graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District eighth graders to help them successfully navigate that often-rocky transition to high school and explore options for their future.
Last school year it mentored nearly 800 young people with 150 voluteer mentors, and it’s hoping to build on that success in the coming year. (It’s aiming to be serving 2500 students by 2017-2018). To do so it needs 400 mentors this year.
“Mentoring is delivered using a unique advisory model in which groups of approximately 12 students are led by a team of three mentors,” says the program description. “The advisory groups meet at the schools for three hours each month and follow a structured personal development and career exploration curriculum that helps students think about career options and how they can use high school as a pathway to their future.”
You’ll have access to training sessions, training videos and online resources. Deadline to apply is Mon 8/15. Mentor orientations are Wed 8/17 and Thu 8/25. For more information and to apply, contact project manager Molly Nackley Feghali at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-812-8700.