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.