South Bronx United is looking for highly motivated, energetic volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of South Bronx youth and provide them with the tools necessary to graduate high school and attend college. College Prep Mentors are matched with SBU high school seniors as they prepare for senior year exams and navigate the college application process. Mentors focus primarily on assisting with applications, but may called on to provide support with SAT/ACT and Regents exam preparation. Mentors promote the importance of education and serve as positive role models in youths' lives.
Mondays or Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm, September 2014-June 2015
Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, Mott Haven HS Campus, 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451
Tutors are asked to commit to one evening a week for 1.5 hours for the entirety of the school year. However, if a tutor would like to be more involved, he/she is always welcome.
An orientation at the beginning of service will be run for all tutors to give general guidelines, best practices, and to go over the specific needs of the students.
In addition to helping provide the resources and support to allow underserved students to thrive in school, SBU is happy to connect with your school to see if your volunteer hours can work towards school service or academic requirements.
The boys and girls participating in the program are also members of the South Bronx United Travel Soccer Teams. Tutors are welcome and encouraged to come out and see a game or get involved in a practice as youth are extremely passionate about the sport and its a great way to connect with the kids.