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Impact. Empower. Inspire.

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Serve youth in your community.

Learn career &

leadership skills.

Get paid.


Year-long paid fellowships for college students and early career professionals of all genders. 

Become a fellow, change lives.

IYT's Mentor Fellowship Program is a year-long opportunity for diverse college students to develop strong, innovative, and empathetic leadership skills while supporting young men of color on their journey to and through college. Fellows will be placed within one of IYT's signature programs: College Academy, IYT CC, or IYT U. 


IYT Mentors provide the following services across programs:

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

  • Work with IYT’s programs team to assess and develop strategies to support students' academic and emotional needs.

  • Collaborate with educators, school staff, and community partners to cultivate a vibrant student driven culture that values resilience, authenticity, and passion.

  • Participate in leadership development sessions to hone leadership skills.

Benefits of Service

Fellows will become part of the greater AmeriCorps Volunteer Network and will receive a biweekly living allowance and an education award. At the conclusion of your service-year as an Americorp member, you gain access to the Employers of National Service. This is a network of over 600 diverse employers across every sector that highly value and recruit AmeriCorps service members after their year of service. 

Learn more here:


(Positions are open until filled)

Recruitment timeline for IYT's Mentor Fellowship Program March: priority application deadline. May - June: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis Mid August: Fellowship begins

The mission of IYT in itself made me want to become a mentor. It was a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by like minded people who are passionate about working to end systemic oppression on the basis of race and gender.”

Sophia Barcenas
Mentor at Del Campo High School

Open Opportunities

Candidates of all genders are encouraged to apply!

We provide fellowship opportunities ranging from 20–40  hours/week. 

This includes serving during normal school hours as well as after school hours.


IYT is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.


If you require accommodations during the application process, please contact to request assistance. We will work with you to provide reasonable accommodations.

IYT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Click on the application button below to view our open positions

Open Opportunities

This program is supported by the AmeriCorps Volunteer Network.

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