New LEAH Mentor Applications are Out!

Want to be a LEAH Mentor?

The LEAH (Leaders in Education, Action and Hope) Project is a program that recruits, trains, and supports Boston Public School (BPS) high school students to teach science and literacy skills, provide homework help and act as role models to low-income BPS elementary school students.

The program is now recruiting for the school year and youth can earn up to $1940 in stipends over the school year.  Applications are due October 16th at 5 pm.  The application can be found here:

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Who Can Be A LEAH Mentor?

  • Boston Public School Students in grades 9, 10 and 11
  • Students of color (Black/African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multi-Racial, etc.) are encouraged to apply

What Do LEAH Mentors Do?

  • They spend 4 hours a week in after school programs (like YMCA’s and Boys and Girls Clubs) teaching science, doing experiments, teaching vocab, helping with homework and serving and role models.
  • They also meet once a week with other Mentors for school support, professional development, and college prep. 

What Are The Requirements?

  • Be available to interview on Thursday, October 29 afterschool
  • Training to become a Mentor will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Thursday November 5th from 4:15pm-6:15pm. Training will continue every Tuesday and Thursday through November and December.
    • Additional training dates include Friday November 6th from 3pm-7pm and Wednesday November 11th from 10am-4pm.
  • Mentors will start work at sites on January 11th and will work until the end of school.
    • Starting in January, Mentors work 6 hours a week: weekly group meetings on Thursdays from 4:15pm-6:15pm and 2 days a week at an after school site. 

The LEAH Project’s mission is to cultivate the power of youth leaders to transform their lives and their communities through science education and service. The program is housed at Health Resources in Action, a nonprofit organization known for its expertise in youth development that seeks to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion and research.