What do Middle School Mentors and 9th Grade Navigators do?
Our 7th-8th grade mentors work with a core group of 3-4 students in a classroom setting and group outings with other mentors and mentees. Our 9th grade navigators get to know every student in the Navigator classroom both as part of a large group dynamic and on an individual basis. Meetings are held from 3:30-5:00p.m. and are scheduled in advance. Innovative curriculum incorporates: Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, Creighton Business Ethics Alliance for Youth and UNO’s Service Learning Academy.
Expectations of a mentor:
In the classroom mentors should:
- Commit to volunteering for a minimum of 1- 2 school years (middle school mentors attend an average of 3 visits , 1.5 hrs each per month and Navigators meet an average of 2 visits, 1.5 hrs each)
- Team up with P4K program coordinators to guide students through the various curriculum topics
Outside the classroom, mentors are asked to:
- Make weekly contact with a student in the small group – text message, phone call, Facebook, email, etc.
- Participate in educational or cultural outings with their small group
While more structured than traditional one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring offers stability and the unique opportunity to influence more students through exercises designed to increase meaningful conversation, allow insight into the student’s social life, navigate group dynamics and encourage personal growth.
- Support and case management from both program and recruitment staff
- Ongoing mentor training and development
- To complete annual surveys offering program feedback and information on your mentoring experience
- To receive invitations to mixers, trainings and events designed for our mentors
Questions? Contact our Recruitment Team:
After an initial conversation, application & background screen, our team would be happy to help you find the mentoring experience that is the perfect fit for you. We will train you to ensure you have the tools you need as a P4K mentor.