Apply to become an AmeriCorps Firewall Mentor!

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  • Commit for the full school year:
    August 2018 through June 2019

  • Monday-Thursday

  • Approximately 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Work with students at one of the following schools:

  • North Side Elementary

  • Lauderhill 6-12

  • Bair Middle

  • Plantation High

  • Indian Ridge Middle

  • Western High

  • Crystal Lake Middle

  • Pompano Beach Middle

  • Blanche Ely High

Click here for a map of the schools Firewall serves

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide homework help/tutoring

  • Build lasting relationships with their group of students (around 10)

  • Model positive behaviors

Mentors receive:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance (paycheck) -$184.09

  • Education award to help pay for school/loans -$1,538.36

  • Resume builder as an AmeriCorps member

Mentor Position Description


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an excellent relationship with the students while promoting positive attendance, behavior, and course performance.
  • Manage student behavior and appropriate order
  • Assess the individual academic needs of each of your 8 to 12 students to ensure the completion of all school work accurately and on time.
  • Maintain accurate records related to each student’s academics and behavior.
  • Assist in the daily set-up and breakdown of the program as well as help students, staff, parents, or volunteers in any area needed


  • Check grades on Broward County’s grade-tracking system for assigned group of 8-12 students.
  • Assist the students with their homework, projects, and in studying for tests/quizzes daily.
  • Monitor and record daily behavior and mediate any conflicts between students.
  • Assist in the daily set-up and breakdown of the center.

Skills required:

  • Strong people skills and the ability to work well with students and staff.
  • Proficient in all academic subject areas (English, Algebra, Science, & Social Studies)
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office
  • High School graduate

“When my mentor helped me with my homework, I knew she cared.”