Become a LEAH Mentor

Who Can Be a LEAH Mentor?

  • Any Boston Public School student in grades 9-12 (Preferences will be given to 10th and 11th graders)
  • Students of color (Black/African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multi-Racial, etc.) are encouraged to apply

What do LEAH Mentors do?

  • Receive intensive training on classroom behavioral management, lesson planning, professionalism, and STEM topics relevant to LEAH curriculum
  • Provide support to afterschool programs while serving as role models for elementary school students
  • Meet high school students from across Boston and gain a support network
  • Gain exposure to STEM careers and studies
  • Receive support in the college process

 

What are the Requirements?

For the School Year Program:

  • Attend weekly Mentor meetings and academic drop in days on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Participate in 2 months of training before being placed at your after-school site
  • Participate at an afterschool program two afternoons a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) from January until June
  • Participate in community events, volunteer service and city-wide leadership

For the Summer Program

  • Attend weekly mentor meetings
  • Participate in 2 months of training before being placed at an summer camp site (training during May and June)
  • Participate 5 days a week during July-mid August. Most days are at your summer camp program
  • Participate in community events, volunteer service and city-wide leadership

Are LEAH Mentors Paid?

  • LEAH mentors receive stipends. New Mentors may receive up to $2600 for their time at the elementary afterschool program and during Mentor meetings, trainings, and activities for the School Year 2017-2018 program.

Other Benefits

  • College and career access workshops and resources
  • Get additional community service hours through fun volunteer activities
  • Access to after-school/education network in Boston for post-secondary job search
  • Be part of a group that wants to change education in Boston!

For more information, call or email us at leah@hria.org or 617-292-5062.