The application for Peer Mentors is OPEN!
Check out the info below, then apply!
The Kalos Mission:
Students from first-generation, low-income and other underrepresented backgrounds face barriers to access in higher education. One of the most significant of these is "undermatch" -- when a student enrolls at a community college or university that is not optimally challenging given their abilities and potential. Kalos's mentors play a crucial role in service of equal opportunity by working one-on-one with some of America's best FGLI students! You’re going to love it -- check out some testimonials here, and here.
What You Can Do For Kalos Students:
Peer Mentors are experienced college students, graduates, and young professionals. These mentors will engage KA students in a variety of community-building activities and work closely with them to convey some of the secrets of college life and classroom success.
1) We’ll train you to mentor students in such skills as: effective course selection, note-taking, research and study tactics, long-term assignment strategies, time and stress management, relationship-building with faculty and peers, co-curricular exploration, professionalism, and leadership development.
2) You’ll work closely with one or more students to achieve their educational dreams.
3) You’ll build community in a tight-knit team of students and co-mentors as part of KA’s mini-academy model.
What Kalos Academy Can Do For You:
Our mentor motto is “Building Leaders From Within.”
Mentors will learn from and get to know fellow students, graduates, and top instructors nationwide, take their own analytical skills to the next level, and lend a hand as emerging leaders addressing one of America’s biggest educational crises.
Check out some of the leaders who’ve begun as Kalos Mentors: here, here, here and here.
One unexpected benefit to our mentors is that they see their own academic and college life skills improve. The techniques we teach for understanding a professor’s unstated expectations, figuring out the tricks for success on assignments, and preparing for exams not only help you mentor your students, but also make you more successful!
Peer Mentor Responsibilities:
Mentors should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week total across the following activities:
1) Training: At the beginning of each academic year, mentors are provided with 4-5 hours of preparation to support KA’s students.
2) One-on-One Support: Mentors are expected to meet with students once per week synchronously (ex. Skype, phone, Zoom, etc.) and to perform additional personal outreach (text, GroupMe, etc.) a few times per week.
3) Mini-Academies: Teams of mentors and students will work together to support each mentoring relationship. This will include regular communication and community building activities.
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