SOURCE Students of Service (SOS) Mentor Program
In partnership with Mi Espacio and funding from Maryland/DC Campus Compact and AmeriCorps
SOURCE is excited to announce the SOURCE Students of Service (SOS) Mentorship Program in partnership with Mi Espacio. SOS is a unique opportunity for students to make a long-term (8-10 months) commitment to a mentoring program through Mi Espacio while receiving a $1,175 educational award. SOS Mentors will receive guidance and mentorship from SOURCE staff throughout the year while also engaging in a rewarding mentor experience with at-risk students in Baltimore City. This opportunity is open to any student enrolled in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health during the 2012-2013 academic year, with an interest in long-term service and community-based professional development. Because funds come from AmeriCorps, applicants MUST be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Naturalized Citizen of the U.S. to be eligible for this program.
Mi Espacio is an after school teen pregnancy prevention program sponsored by the Baltimore City Health Department. The program offers a holistic model of pregnancy prevention by offering educational workshops, sex-ed, after school homework help, art, zumba, yoga, dance, and other personal enrichment courses. The program works with both middle and high school students – particularly Latino youth – from various local schools and communities in the city. SOS mentors will engage with youth at Mi Espacio in a mentoring capacity on a weekly basis. Mi Espacio is located on Caroline St, just a short walk from the JHU medical campus.
SOURCE is now accepting applications for the SOS Mentor cohort beginning the 2012-13 academic year! Applications are due by Friday, September 14th at 5:00pm (submission information is found at the end of the application).
SOS Mentor Commitments:
- Service Hour Requirement: Commitment to 250 direct service hours with Mi Espacio over the course of the academic year.
- Training, Reflection, Professional Development and Preparation: SOS Mentors must commit to a total of 50 additional hours of training, professional development and preparation over the course of the academic year. A breakdown of the commitments are as follows:
- Training and Orientation: An orientation to the SOS Mentorship Program is required prior to beginning your service. The Orientation will take place in Mid- to Late-September (location and times TBD).
- Reflection: SOS Mentors are required to engage in monthly reflection sessions. These sessions will be scheduled at the convenience of the cohort members.
- Additional Professional Development Trainings: Mi Espacio and SOURCE will offer a variety of trainings which mentors can choose to attend. Additionally, volunteers may find other professional development opportunities to which this time can apply
- Preparation: This time can be used in preparation for your volunteer work or professional development activities (e.g. creating and compiling resources, reading necessary materials, etc.)
SOS Mentor Benefits:
- $1,175 educational award
- Valuable professional development experience through the various trainings offered and mentorship with SOURCE staff.
- Community-based practical experience with a Baltimore City CBO.
SOS Mentor Application:
- Open to all students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health who will be enrolled in courses for the 2012-13 academic year.
- Eligible applicants must be United States citizens, permanent residents or naturalized citizens of the US.
- To achieve the hour requirement, mentors should dedicate a minimum of 6 hours/week throughout the academic year. Mi Espacio after school program hours are weekdays from 3:00-6:00pm.
- Applications for current students are due by Friday, September 14th at 5:00pm to firstname.lastname@example.org (attach the application to an email with the subject reading SOS Mentor Application