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Become an AmeriCorps Firewall Mentor!

Complete the online application here

Schedule:

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

  • Monday-Thursday

  • Approximately 3:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Bair Middle, Crystal Lake Middle or Pompano Beach Middle

Mentors receive:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance (paycheck)

  • Education award to help pay for school/loans

  • Resume builder as an AmeriCorps member

  • Receive professional development training

  • Join an elite national network of AmeriCorps Alumni

Work with students at one of the following schools:

  • North Side Elementary

  • Lauderhill 6-12

  • Walker Elementary

  • 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

  • Model positive behaviors

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to a team of AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors as they help their assigned students with homework and tutoring

  • Communicate with Firewall students’ parents and school staff on a regular basis

  • Ensure appropriate order and discipline at your assigned Firewall Center Location

  • Continually monitor student academic standing and implement intervention strategies when necessary with support from Firewall’s Academic Program Director.

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

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

Duties:

  • 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

The responsibilities of an AmeriCorps Firewall Mentor are: 

  • Build lasting relationships with their group of students (around 10)
  • Provide homework help/tutoring
  • Model positive behaviors

AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors benefits include:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance (paycheck) -$184.09 approx.
  • Education award to help pay for school/loans -$1,538.36 approx.
  • Build your resume as an AmeriCorps member
  • Receive professional development trainings
  • Join an elite national network of AmeriCorps Alumni

AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors are required to commit to:

  • Complete one full service year, August 2018 – June 2019
  • Attain at least 450 hours of service during this term
  • Serve Monday through Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Firewall Mentors will provide service to low-income 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, or Blanche Ely High

Lead Mentor Position Description

Job Mission: The Firewall Lead Mentor ensures that their assigned Firewall Center operates effectively and that all student and program outcomes are being met to ultimately results in transformed lives.

The responsibilities of an AmeriCorps Firewall Lead Mentor are:

  • Provide support to a team of AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors as they help their assigned students with homework and tutoring
  • Communicate with Firewall students’ parents and school staff on a regular basis
  • Ensure appropriate order and discipline at your assigned Firewall Center Location
  • Continually monitor student academic standing and implement intervention strategies when necessary with support from Firewall’s Academic Program Director.

AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors benefits include:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance (paycheck) – approx. $410-$625
  • An education award to help pay for school/loans – $3,000-$6,000
  • Build your resume as an AmeriCorps member
  • Receive professional development training
  • Join an elite national network of AmeriCorps Alumni

The schedule is as follows:

  • Part-time Lead Mentor position is 20-24 hours a week
  • Full-time Lead Mentor position is 40 hours a week
  • August 2018 – June 2019
  • Monday-Thursday, around 3:00-6:00 p.m. at a school + additional hours in the Firewall headquarters office

Work with students at ONE of the following schools:
North Side Elementary, Lauderhill 6-12, Walker Elementary, Bair Middle, Plantation High, Indian Ridge Middle, Western High, Crystal Lake Middle, Pompano Beach Middle, or Blanche Ely High

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to commit from August 2018-June 2019
  • Must be a United States citizen, a national or legal permanent resident and at least 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or has received his/her diploma or G.E.D.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work well with students and fellow Mentors