“Being able to hear their stories and help them overcome their struggles, then seeing them graduate high school and knowing they’re a step closer to achieving their dreams is a beautiful thing”

Samuel Lauderdale

Lead Academic Mentor

Valley High School

Mentors commit to serving part time for one year at a middle school, high school or college campus in Sacramento County or Stockton. 

Term of Service: July 27, 2020 – June 25, 2020

Benefits of Service: 

  • $444.44 Biweekly Living allowance. 

  • $3,097.50education award upon completion of 900 hours.

  • Childcare assistance 

  • Student Loan Deferment, if loans qualify

  • Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities


  • Passion and commitment to IYT’s mission, vision and values

  • Currently enrolled in a four-year university or have completed a bachelor’s degree. Must be enrolled at least part time at a college if degree is not complete. 

  • Possess good organizational skills and complete paperwork in a timely manner

  • Have valid driver license (preferred) 

  • Enrollment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check


Middle or High School Mentor

  • Mentor assigned students with the purpose of helping them get to and through college. 

  • Provide individual and group tutoring to students

  • Deliver student development workshops including but not limited to college advising, civic engagement, character education and life skills. 

  • Participate in professional development sessions.

  • Meet with teachers to assess student needs and collaborate with the school’s academic enrichment activities.

  • Regularly meet with student’s parents/guardians 

  • Organize and maintain student contact data through salesforce.

  • Assist teachers with classroom instruction

  • Help to identify, screen, and select participants in need of academic support. 

  • Conduct other programming as needed by Program Director


College Mentor

  • Mentor 20+ IYT U college students through monthly group and individual session via in person, video or phone meetings.   

  • Assist with IYT College Academy senior college application and financial aid workshops

  • Provide individual and group tutoring to college students as needed

  • Complete mentorship logs, data reports and other student level data documents

  • Assist students in completing Federal Application for Student Aide (FAFSA), internship and scholarship applications. 

  • Create and lead member development workshops 

  • Conduct other programming as needed by Program Director


Phone: 916-299-3432

Registered Charity: 46-2981774



Administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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