Mentorship and SCS

The SCS Mentorship Program partners every interested Scholar with successful, educated professionals in a wide variety of occupations to help them navigate college and guide them in critical decision making. Our Mentors provide scholars with exposure to viable career opportunities, networking, and a broader view of the world. Mentors also address skill deficits resulting from our scholars’ lack of adult role-models or adequate support systems. With the support of a caring mentor, our Scholars are better equipped to tackle the challenges of college and career.

How Mentors Help

  • Listen and Encourage
  • Offer Academic & Professional Support
  • Conduct Goal-Setting
  • Become Role Models
  • Provide Ongoing Guidance, Attention and Concern
  • Teach on Accountability & Commitment
  • Access their networks on behalf of their Scholars

Program Requirements for Mentors

SCS is looking for volunteer mentors who can commit to the following program requirements.

  • Mentors make a one-year commitment to mentoring a Scholar

  • Mentors have at least one face-to-face meeting with their mentee

  • Mentors set aside two to three hours per month to connect with their mentee via phone, video conference and/or email.


Program Requirements for Scholars

SCS provides a mentor to any Scholar that requests one. Scholars must commit to the following program requirements.

  • Make a minimum one-year commitment to the Mentorship Program

  • Commit to at least one face-to-face meeting with their Mentor per year

  • Students set aside two to three hours per month to connect with their Mentor either by email, phone or teleconferencing (Skype, Facetime, etc.)

  • Reply to Mentor within at least one week of receiving an email, text or phone call.