The Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program is a three-year program in which college students are paired with local middle school students in order to create long-lasting mentoring relationships. The Jones Zimmerman foundation runs cohorts at various universities that work with many public schools. At Yale, we conduct mentoring at Wexler-Grant Community School and Celentano Biotech Health and Medical Magnet School.
As a J-Z AMP mentor, you will be hired to work with students at one of our two schools twice a week. A typical afternoon of mentoring will look something like this: mentors will arrive at the school and spend time socializing and having snacks with kids. Afterwards, they will engage in academic time with students, leading up to an engaging enrichment activity led by mentors. The day will finish up with a collaborative activity between students and mentors. J-Z AMP provides this structure so as to build mentoring relationships that are beneficial to both students and mentors, within and outside of the classroom.
In addition to our in-school mentoring sessions that take place four days a week, J-Z AMP provides field trips, guest speakers, and presentations for our students. We are in our third year of working with the middle school class of 2020, and we can’t wait to mentor our 8th graders!
J-Z AMP is a paid program which demands a high level of commitment from mentors. We are searching for current Yale first-years (Class of 2023) who are motivated and committed to working with our kids from sixth grade until they graduate from middle school. If you have a passion for students, education, and the local New Haven community, we would love for you to join our team. If you have any questions, please send an email to our coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application and to starting a wonderful year of mentoring!
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