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The Path to College pairs highly motivated low-income students with a one-on–one mentor as part of our exclusive academic fellowship program. With the firm belief that low-income students with high academic aspirations need targeted guidance along the path to college, we recruit committed professionals to encourage our students, hold them accountable, and help them achieve their goals. The mentor and student meet once a week for a period of three years.
We provide college preparation guidance to our mentors, ongoing training, and require a background check. The mentors are able to schedule meetings with their student on their own time, and can arrange to meet the student during lunch at their high school, at a community location after school, on the weekends, or even digitally via video conference.
As a member of the United Way of Palm Beach County Mentor Network, we are always recruiting mentors for our next class of fellows. Check back for our next Mentor Open House this summer. It is worth it! In the words of one mentor:
“I wish I had more time in my life to mentor! When I work with my mentee, I always feel such a sense of rightness in serving in such a grassroots way. What a gift!”