Richmond Promise seeks mentors for program scholars

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Richmond Promise seeks mentors for program scholars
Richmond Promise mentor and mentee courtesy of the organization.

By Kathy Chouteau

Want to make a significant difference in the life of a Richmond youth? Richmond Promise, an organization which provides $1,500 renewable, four-year scholarships to Richmond residents pursuing post-secondary education, along with college guidance, is on the lookout for mentors for its 2021-2022 cohort. Mentors share their knowledge, expertise and unique perspective to help cultivate the personal and professional growth of the program’s scholars.

Mentors are asked to meet their assigned mentee a minimum of one hour per month during the July 2021 to June 2022 timeframe and to agree to a one year commitment. Preferred qualifications for the roles include having professional career experience, as well as familiarity with LinkedIn and virtual communication such as email, texts and video calls.

According to the organization, it matches mentors with mentees “based on several factors and preferences including career, college attended, social demographics and interests.”

Those applying will be asked to submit an application, complete a background check, attend mentor training and read/sign an agreement and legal documentation. To learn more about Richmond Promise, click here. To apply to become part of the Mentorship Program, click here. Questions? Contact College Success Coordinator, Desirae McNeil, at dmcneil@richmondpromise.org.

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