The Academic Mentors Project creates opportunities for highly motivated, high achieving students in the 5th to 12th grade to explore a career or field of interest in ways that are not possible through the regular classroom experience.
Students selected for the program are passionate about a topic area and are matched with outstanding community volunteers who share that same passion as a career or avocation. Mentorships last approximately six hours, in one to six sessions, and culminate with a student presentation in the classroom. Examples of past mentorship topics include veterinary medicine, architecture, engineering, theater, creative writing and many more!
“It was beneficial for Emerson to have the opportunity to explore a topic that interested him, but to go into depth in a way no teacher in elementary school can.” – GT itinerant teacher, University Park Elementary School
“Having the opportunity to be involved in a young person’s excitement about one of my passions was wonderful!” -Vintage camera expert, mentored a 7th grade student
“The mentorship was a meaningful, topic-oriented connection with another adult other than her teacher or parent. The sense of “being invested in” by this generous volunteer adult is powerful for self-esteem.” – Parent of a 7th grade student, Hill Middle School
For more information on volunteering as an Academic Mentor, click here.
For further information on the program please contact Laura Kent at 720-423-1222 or email Laura Kent