Become a Mentor
Read Fresno Mentors are Fresno State students who are paid through Federal Work Study. Mentors support elementary grade students grades K-2/3 in academics with an emphasis on reading literacy. Read Fresno Mentors may be placed in classrooms and at after-school programs both on and off campus. Generally these sessions take place Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, but there may be an opportunity to work on Saturdays (typically 9am-11am) as available. A minimum of 2 hours block of availability is required each day of work. Total commitment is 10 – 20 hours per week, for the entire academic year; including mandatory training course held one evening per week from 6:00-7:50 PM, day TBD. Base pay rate is $13.00 per hour.
Read Fresno recruits students to serve as mentors in the program on a yearly basis. Recruitment typically takes place during the summer months, prior to the start of the new academic year.
Mentors are required to enroll in a training course for both fall and spring semesters. The training class is held one evening per week from 6:00-7:50 PM, day TBD. Course information (including registration instructions) will be provided once students are hired.
Every Neighborhood Partnership will also host trainings on topics such as trauma-informed practices, literacy, and community development open for mentors to attend.
• Must qualify for Financial Aid Work Study program.
• Pass background check.
• Skills: Read Fresno Mentors must have excellent oral and written English skills; the ability to work with young children; a positive, supportive, and encouraging attitude; and be highly dependable.
• Access to own transportation is highly preferred but not required.
How to Apply
Complete the application online: http://bit.ly/ReadFresnoApply
For more information, contact Erika Castanon, Read Fresno Program Coordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 559.278.7007.