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new mentorship program

The Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota is partnering with Minneapolis South High School and Blame It On Hip Hop to mentor African American males at South High. We are currently looking for University students who are interested in helping African American males develop community pride and career aspirations.

What does it involve?
As a mentor you will work one-on-one with an African American male student between the ages of 14 to 16. You will work with the student to develop their key skills around leadership, community, and college preparation. Mentors will meet with students once per week for an hour at South High. All mentors will receive training.

How can you help?
As a college student you have a wealth of experience which will help aspiring college students make important decisions about future career plans and the future of our community.

What's in it for you?
Is your resume lacking in transferable skills? Are you concerned about what is going to give you the edge over other applicants? Mentoring is a great way to develop the key skills employers look for in graduates. In any job you accept it will be useful for you to have experience in group facilitation. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to practice this skill. You will prove that you are reliable, responsible, and committed to your community.

Contact us for more information:
(612) 624-9847