Today, low-income high school students are less like to apply to and enroll in colleges than they were ten years ago, despite huge increases in available financial aid. Studies show that college mentoring can significantly improve students' submissions and enrollment rates. The problem is that most low-income high students in New York City attend schools that have one guidance counselor for every 500 students.
The Freedom & Citizenship program at the Center for American Studies is seeking mentors for its high school class of 2018. Mentors do not need to be experts in college enrollment--just dedicated to their students. If you have up to four hours a week to spend with a student from September through December you have what it takes to be a college mentor. See Freedom & Citizenship's volunteer page for more information and an application form.
Deadline for volunteer applications is September 14.