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Future Scholars Program Opportunity

WHAT IS FUTURE SCHOLARS?
The Future Scholars Program pairs African American and African students at Arlington High School with current University of Minnesota students. University students partner as mentors to prepare high school students for the social and academic life of a student at the University of Minnesota.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
As a mentor you will team with two Arlington High School students and one University of Minnesota graduate student to address:
-College readiness (academic/social)
-An educational issue impacting the African American/African community •
Develop and present a poster presentation to the Dept. of African American & African Studies faculty and staff/Community Advisory Council/St. Paul Public Schools •
Mentors will meet with high school students Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15 at Arlington High School. (Transportation provided by AA&AS).

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.

YOU BENEFIT
Is your résumé lacking in transferrable 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 making a difference. You'll also gain valuable knowledge on how to pursue a graduate degree by partnering with current U of MN graduate students.

TO GET INVOLVED
Go to http://www.afroam.umn.edu/outreach/futurescholars.php and complete the mentor form. Fax to (612) 624 9383 or email to Scott Redd, Outreach Coordinator in African-American & African Studies (redd0002@umn.edu).

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