The Milford High School Connections Program, a collaboration between Milford High School and the United Way of Tri-County, is seeking volunteer mentors for the upcoming school year.
The Connections Program matches selected qualified and motivated Milford High School students with accomplished Milford-area mentors to assist and encourage the students in realizing their full educational potential and personal growth. Mentees benefit from a long-term mentoring relationship with a member of the Milford community during their high school career and often beyond. The program has been growing since its start in 2018.
Connections mentors help high-achieving students explore academic and career paths during high school to determine their next steps following graduation. Mentees are often the first person in their family to consider attending college.
Our volunteer mentors are adults in the Milford community, ranging in age from their 20's to their 70's, and have a wide range of experience in different careers. Many mentors have joined us after having just completed the college search process with their own children and are able to bring valuable knowledge and experience to the program. Other mentors are now retired and wish to give back to their community. Adults of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and urged to participate!
On average, mentors volunteer a few hours each month to work one-on-one with their mentee. The mentors help their students identify post-secondary goals and build their resume for college applications with a focus on community service and extracurricular activities.
The Connections program expects to add between 10-15 additional mentors for the 2022-2023 schoolyear. Wewilltrainnewmentorsinthefallof2022andnewmentorswillbeginworkingwith their mentees in January of 2023.
While we welcome all community members to apply to serve as a mentor, we are especially interested in recruiting mentors who are bilingual in both English and either Portuguese or Spanish. Please help spread the word if you know of qualified community members!
If you are interested in applying to serve as a mentor, or if you have any questions about Connections before deciding if you wish to apply, please email our Program Committee Co-Chairs, Mike Hazeltine and Laura Mann, at firstname.lastname@example.org.