Mentors sought for college-bound Wellesley High juniors

wellesley friendly aidWellesley Friendly Aid‘s Wellesley Connects program is seeking mentoring volunteers to work with college-bound Wellesley High School juniors. Wellesley Connects was formed in 2017 with an initial group of 11 Wellesley High juniors and 11 mentors. The program is supported through a grant from the Fund for Wellesley.

Students are paired with a dedicated mentor who provides assistance with the college application process. Programming workshops include college applications, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, essay writing, college visits and individual assistance.

Mentors wishing to participate in the program should have familiarity with the college application process and a strong desire to help a student with post-high school planning. Responsibilities include a commitment to work with a student for 18 months during the student’s junior and senior years, attending training workshops, group meetings and other workshops. The mentor will also meet with their mentee outside of group meetings.

Please email wellesleyconnects@gmail.com or call 781-235-3960 to reach Margot Lansing or Sharon Kiernan, the co-directors, for additional information. Please see the Wellesley Connects website at www.wellesleyconnects.com.