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MENTOR ONLINE!

COVID-19:
All volunteers will be screened, trained online and interviewed via phone.
Match Meetings will resume when it is safe for schools to operate as normal.

Tues, Aug. 14th - 12 to 12:45 PM

Join us over the lunch hour for a virtual info session and Q&A about our newest program, Mentor U! 
Click HERE to RSVP and learn how you can volunteer from the comfort of your own home.

Steps To Become a MentorU Big

  • COMMITMENT
    • Weekly online communication.
    • 2.5 hours total per month.
    • 7 to 9 virtual meetings (1.5 hours per meeting)
    • Commit to the program for two school years
  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
    • Must be at least 19 years of age.
    • Must have a valid driver's license and car insurance.
    • Complete a background and reference check.

We value diversity, and no person will be denied equal opportunity to volunteer
because of race, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

WHAT IS MentorU?

MentorU provides screened and trained volunteer mentors to high school youth enrolled in an academic enrichment class intended to keep students on track for graduation and success.

OBJECTIVE

To help high school students develop personal, academic and career skills.

MentorU VS COMMUNITY-BASED MENTORING

There are very distinct differences between MentorU and Community-Based Mentoring
that allow you to choose which program works best for you.

  • MentorU
    • High school students are matched with mentors like you
    • Mentoring primarily takes place online
    • Respond to weekly prompts with your Little
    • Meet your Little virtually 7 to 9 times throughout the year
    • Commit to 2.5 hours a month
  • COMMUNITY-BASED MENTORING
    • Youth ages 7 to 14 are matched with mentors like you
    • Mentors pick their Littles up at their home
    • They spend time together doing activities they both
    • enjoy in the community
    • Meet your Little at least 2 times a month
    • Commit to at least 4 hours per month

HOW DOES MentorU WORK?

THE IMPACT

Our evidence is based on three measurable outcome areas: academic achievement,
social-emotional skill and avoidance of risky behavior.

QUESTIONS?

SAM MAXFIELD

MentorU Program Coordinator
smaxfield@bbbsomaha.org
402.330.6695