Change the life of an SEO Scholar. Build a deep and lasting relationship. Help navigate the college admissions process. Teach students the professional skills they’ll need to take the work world by storm. Join a community of like-minded professionals.

Mentors are strategically matched to work one-on-one with students throughout their 11th-grade year. Our project-based mentoring model encourages relationship-building, allows mentors to share their own experiences, and provides students with the tools they will need to navigate both college and their future careers. Mentors help scholars craft their first resume, explore their college options, and practice important interviewing and networking skills.

We’ve filled all mentor spots for the academic year!

We will start recruiting again in the spring.


To receive the mentor application link next spring, and to learn about other opportunities to stay involved:

Railyn D., SEO Scholars High School Class of 2018

“From the start, Olivia was determined to help me succeed. She asked me about school and my family and seemed genuinely interested in someone she didn’t even know. She was set on helping me build up my confidence and getting me into a top school, like I had always dreamed of. Throughout our relationship, she has encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone, helped raise my SAT score just in time for college admissions, connected me with alumni from the school I’ll be attending, stayed up late editing my college essays, and most importantly, showed me that the circumstances in which I grew up in do not define me or my future. I’m thankful for Olivia, thankful for SEO, and I hope that more adults decide to play the role in a Scholar’s life that Olivia has in mine.”





SEO Scholars mentor candidates should be:

  • College graduates located in New York City or San Francisco
  • Committed to attending twelve two-hour sessions with their mentee throughout the school year
  • Willing to submit to a background check conducted by SEO
  • Passionate about education and providing opportunities to underserved public high school students

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