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How does someone become an Academic Mentor?

Potential mentors must:
  • Be interested in working with youth and their families
  • Be a positive role model for youth
  • Have experience in volunteering, community service or youth development
  • Be eligible for Federal Work Study
  • Commit to being a mentor for at least two semesters
  • Accepted Criminal Background check
  • Be able to attend monthly mentor and professional development meetings
What are the benefits?
  • Acquire skills and knowledge in specified areas such as youth development and literacy
  • Professional development, networking, and training opportunities
  • Serve as a role model to youth in the community
  • Group leadership development opportunities
  • Personal fulfillment of making an impact in the community while still in college

Academic Mentor applications are accepted at any time during the year, including summer, but the selection process usually starts at the beginning of each semester.  A completed Academic Mentoring application can be submitted via email at amentor@k-state.edu or turned into the Leadership Studies Building.

ATTN: Academic Mentoring, 257 Leadership Studies, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.