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The Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program Mentoring

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Registration OpensJul 23, 2019 7:00pm
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The Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Program (MGSP), in partnership with Memphis Area Ford Dealers, is a selective high school preparation program for academically gifted middle school students. The program's mission is to increase the number of youth with access to academically rigorous, competitive high schools as a pathway to success in college and career.

Over the course of an academic year (August- May), mentors matriculate the program with their mentee offering advice, guidance, and support. Mentors engage in monthly, in-person events with their mentee planned by the Program Director and mentors engage in weekly phone check-ins. Through these interactions, mentees build a trusting, ongoing relationship with their mentor, which has repeatedly been shown to be a contributing factor to success within educational institutions.

 

PARTICIPACTION REQUIREMENTS

·       Male

·       Be at least 25 years old

·       Be interested in working with young people

·       Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures

·       Be willing to complete the application and screening process

·       Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments

 

TIME COMMITMENT

·       Academic Year, 9-month commitment (August-May)

·       Between four (4) to ten (10) hours of structured, in-person time per month

·       Communicate with mentee weekly via call/text/email for about 15 minutes

·       Optional: schedule additional time with mentee outside of monthly events

 

APPLICATION AND SCREENING PROCESS

·        Application and references verification

·        Background and fingerprint check

·        Interview

·        Training

·        Orientation

 

 

CONTACT

Laquita Stover, lstover@grizzliesprep.org

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Location: 168 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103