City Year Jacksonville’s Moccasin Mentoring Initiative will relaunch in September. This innovative program allows Jacksonville business and community leaders to more deeply engage with City Year’s work while simultaneously showcasing their commitment to education and leadership development. This diverse group consisting of individuals of different ages, professions, and ethnic backgrounds will share one common purpose – to help advance City Year’s mission and ensure students enter 10th grade on track and on time.This initiative comprises of a year-long mentoring program to support individual City Year AmeriCorps members.
How It Works
- This year City Year has 120 AmeriCorps members serving in Duval County Public Schools. Our goal is to match all AmeriCorps members who opt-in with a mentor from various sectors, demographics, and expertise.
- To assist in the matching of each mentoring pair, we are asking that both mentees and mentors complete a quick survey and return it to City Year by Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Click Here To Fill Out Your Application!
- Each mentor will be screened at no cost by the Duval County Public School district to allow mentors to visit their AmeriCorps mentee during service hours.
- Each mentor-mentee pairing can connect as necessary to support the AmeriCorps members (at least 1 hour/month), including but not limited to, visiting your mentee at school, reviewing applications and resumes, meeting over coffee, enjoying Jacksonville area events like a Jacksonville Jaguars or Armada game, or catching at show at The Florida Theatre.
- Mentors will receive monthly newsletters with suggested professional development topics to cover with their mentee and program updates.
- Mentors will receive quarterly phone calls from City Year staff to check on your experience in the program.
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Thank you to our mentors from 2015-2016!
Ann Marie Knight
Connie Robinson Long
Pam Gerrish Nelson
Sharon Wamble King