Are you interested in becoming a mentor to junior high or high school students? Do you think a higher education is essential to succeed in life? Are you a go-getter? Are you a people-person? If you answered yes to these questions, you could be our next inspirED GO Center Mentor!
inspirED is looking for college work-study eligible students to serve as GO Center mentors at high schools and at community based centers throughout Arlington and Mansfield. The goal of our GO Center mentor program is to help spread the word about college and career opportunities, create and promote a college-going culture and encourage junior high and high school students to consider higher education after graduation.
Much of the work our mentors do focuses on assisting students and parents through the college process from start to finish! This includes areas such as ACT/SAT prep and registration, Admissions application assistance, college search, career search, financial aid application process and assistance, scholarship search and much, much more. But don’t worry – we’ll provide ample training so that you’re fully prepared!
If you have questions about becoming an inspirED GO Center mentor, please Contact Us.
– Commitment of up to 15 hours per week
– Must own reliable transportation
– Must be familiar with the American higher education system, admission and financial aid processes
– Be enrolled at least half-time per university policy
– Must be work-study eligible
– First generation college students
– Bilingual (English/Spanish)
– Students with a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) background will be given preference
Since working in the GO Center I have seen a big change at Sam Houston High School. I have heard many students say that they can’t or don’t want to go to college because of lack of money or not knowing what to do with their future, but after showing them the possibilities many have changed their minds.
There have been many cases where I met with a student who thought they weren’t qualified for college or didn’t have the money to afford college. By sharing my knowledge both from training and personal experience I was able to give students hope for a higher education.
Working at GO Centers has truly been a transformational experience. Seeing students really strive for something greater in their futures by pursuing college has inspired me to persevere in my own college pursuits.
The GO Center has impacted me by giving me the chance to impact a student’s life.