Why be a mentor? To create a deep and meaningful relationship with a highly motivated 11th Grade Scholar. To share your experiences and insights to help them succeed and to teach them real world skills such as interviewing and resume building.

“SEO holds their scholars to a high standard and ensures they are putting in the work to achieve success. I like working with a program that understands the importance of a strong academic foundation as well as the soft skills necessary to navigate one’s career.”

- Pria, Goldman Sachs, 11th Grade Mentor

Mentor Requirements:

  • Be committed to the mission of SEO Scholars
  • Be a college graduate
  • Live in the New York City or San Francisco Bay area
  • Commit to a maximum of 13 Saturday sessions
  • Pass a criminal background check conducted by SEO

Time commitment: We ask our mentors to commit to a 9 month partnership with our Scholars. Mentors must attend 12 Saturday sessions (6 per semester) for 2 hours each.

Traits of a Good Mentor:

Eager and willing to commit their time and knowledge to our scholars, patient and understanding, passionate about education and providing opportunities to underserved, public high school students.