This summer, Boston Cares is pleased to be in a partnership with John Hancock Financial Services and The Boston Globe to support the 2008 Boston Summer Scholars Program. The Boston Summer Scholars program is providing 500 teenagers with on-the-job training in a corporate or non-profit environment, in addition to weekly skill-based workshops. Boston Cares is teaming up with The Boston Globe and John Hancock Financial Services to coordinate the Friday morning workshop series, which is covering topics such as personal finance, interviewing skills, and leadership.
Volunteer mentors are needed support the workshop sessions, which are held on Friday mornings, from 8:30 AM -10:30 AM – there are 4 left in need of volunteers – July 25 through August 15. (Volunteers are asked to get to the session by 7:45am). Volunteers are not required to attend all sessions, but are encouraged to sign up for as many as they are able to attend. Volunteers sit at a table with 9 youth, take attendance, participate in group activities during workshops, and distribute and collect surveys at the end.
The program still needs to recruit between 5 and 10 additional mentors for each week. Volunteers must be 21 years or older.
Here is the schedule for those workshops:
July 25 - Great Applications: How to Get it Right
Patrick Dwyer from UMass Boston
Chip Greenidge, the Bostonian Founder and President of the National Black College Alliance
August 1 - Interviewing: Before, During & After
John Hancock and Boston-native Lynette Correa of Career Coaching 4 Kidz. Lynette is a first-generation high school and college graduate Akrobatik, a performance artist from the Codman Square area of Dorchester and the voice of sports on JAMN 94.5
August 8 - In the News: Why Should You Care?
Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson
August 15 - How a Boston Summer Scholar Leads!
Carol Fulp from John Hancock
Robert Lewis, Jr. of the Boston Foundation and two New England Revolution Soccer Players
To sign up, people only need to fill out an online form by clicking here.