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Mentoring times: Monday through Thursday, 6-8pm; Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 12-6pm
Commitment: 90 minutes per week for six months; scheduling is worked out directly with the mentee once a match is made
- Strong writing skills
- Strong listening and communication skills when working with young people
- Sincere desire to create a relationship with a young person and help him or her work on personal and academic goals, including working toward the completion of one writing project per month
- A short, unpublished writing sample (please provide this in the space below)
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Training: New mentors are required to attend an introductory interview with our mentorship coordinator. Orientation sessions are held throughout the year. To contact our staff about becoming a mentor, complete and submit the form below.
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“It was a lot of work yesterday, but when we were waiting outside for her mom to pick her up, I asked my student what her Mighty Writers goal was and she replied: ‘To become a better writer.’ I think that her answer reinforced to both of us why we were inside, working away at a desk on such a lovely summer’s evening!”
–Diane Bones, Mighty Mentor