Higher Education Mentoring Initiative
Become a Mentor
Mentors will commit to a long-term mentoring relationship averaging two hours per week of personal interaction with their mentee. They’ll also be expected to be available for additional contact via telephone, e-mail, texting, etc.
An intensive initial training will be required to prepare mentors for working with their student. Mentors will also be provided with 2 hour trainings each month of the academic year. The sessions will cover various topics, some of which may include:
- Today’s high school experience and expectations
- Senior Year
- College Access
- Financial Aid
- Child Welfare System
- Adolescent Development
All mentors will:
- Complete a mentor application.
- Complete a mentor profile.
- Interview with HEMI staff members.
- Provide current copies of a driver’s license and car insurance.
- Attend an initial mentor training.
- Undergo complete FBI and BCI&I background checks.