Educational and Gov. Organizations
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The Giving Hour seeks Memphis-area education and government organizations to support the irreplaceable work of mentoring our city’s youth.
By providing mentors your organization will:
- Help to build a better future for Memphis
- Have your organization Recognized by Mayor Strickland as a Giving Hour Mentor
If your organization wants to support The Giving Hour and mentoring in Memphis, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will set up an advisory appointment to help define and develop the type of mentorship programs that would best benefit your corporation and the community.
- Generate interest at all levels within your organization.
- Contact the email provided and fill out the necessary applications.
- Designate a team of three members to serve as fully-designed cross-functional mentorship team champions.
- Preview the toolkits and documents provided on the MentorMe website.
- Create separate SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound) goals for each mentorship team and incorporate your organization’s specific goals for the program.
- Monitor members within your organization to track individual and team progress.
- Studies have shown that 55% of students in grade school who had a mentor were more likely to enroll in college.
- Mentoring not only helps students educationally, it also can positively impact their behavior, health and development toward a chosen career.
- Mentoring is a great way for student volunteers to help classmates excel.
- Studies have shown that college students are 130% more likely to hold leadership positions. Serving as a mentor is an ideal way to develop leadership skills.
- Students will offer mentoring and tutoring opportunities across a broad network of partner colleges and universities, thereby reaching a greater number of students who may not otherwise have access to these types of services.
- Students who mentor will be recognized for their efforts, whether in the community or on campus.
- Serving as a mentor is an ideal way for students to become more involved on their own campus as well as better prepare themselves for a career. Participation will assist with professional development, provide and teach assets and skills relevant to a chosen career field and, in some cases, provide shadowing and intern opportunities for the mentee.