Academic Mentors Program Overview

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.

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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!


Margalit mentorship 2“I began to really see myself as a writer, and I could begin to imagine the necessary steps towards my goal of becoming a published author.”
– 11th grade student, Girls Athletic Leadership School

“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

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