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PeerCorps Spring 2020  Mentee Registration

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Thank you for your interest in PeerCorps. If you're looking for a unique service opportunity or B mitzvah program that allows you to pursue social justice rooted in Jewish values--you've come to the right place. Depending on your grade level, you may select either Mentee (6th-8th) or  Kesher (9-10th).

The program fee for Mentees and Kesher participants is $125 per cycle (Fall and Spring), but we strongly encourage you to enroll for both cycles.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to email Rachel Libros at
Applicant's Contact Information

Please provide the applicant's email here only. The parent's email will be requested later in the application. If your child does not have an email address yet, please leave this blank.

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Applicant's Address

Timing of Program
The following programs are available at the below times.

Sheridan Avenue Orchard
Plant vegetables, tend to crops, weed, and complete small construction projects as needed! All while learning about food security in our area! Food grown in the garden will be donated to East End Cooperative Ministry.
   Mondays 5:30-7:30pm:

  • February 10 & 24 (5-7pm @ Squirrel Hill Food Pantry)
  • March 16
  • April 27
  • May 4 & 18
Circles East Liberty 
Support the work of Circles by engaging in team building activities with kids of Circles families. This could include homework help, reading buddies, and preparing food! They may also join the community dinner at 6pm. All while learning about poverty in our area.
   Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, w/ optional community dinner at 6pm!
  • February 11 & 25
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 5 & 19
Braddock Free Store
Spend your Saturday morning sorting and organizing clothes and other donations with members of the community at the Free Store! We will learn about the impact this service has on the community and about poverty in our area.
   Saturdays 9am-12pm:
  • February 8 & 29
  • March 14
  • April 25
  • May 9 & 30
Jewish Association on Aging
Volunteer with seniors at the JAA- engaging and forging intergenerational connections through creative activities! We will learn about ageism and the power of intergenerational knowledge.
   Sundays 1-3pm:
  • February 9 & 23
  • March 15
  • April 26
  • May 17 & 31
Friendship Circle 
Participate in the Sunday Circle program alongside friends with differing abilities and observe and document locations around the city for their level of accessibility. We will learn about what makes spaces accessible and the importance of building relationships across different abilities.
   Sundays 1-3pm (unless otherwise indicated):
  • February 2
  • February 9 (site visit in Oakland) 
  • March 1
  • March 22 (4-5pm)
  • May 3 (12:30-5pm trip to Kennywood)
  • June 7
If you have any questions, please write to Rachel Libros, you so much for your interest.

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Your Application Type
PeerCorps is a mentorship program inviting teens from all denominations to build deep relationships with one another and engage in community-based volunteering.

Mentee Experience: B Mitzah age students commit to about 2 sessions per month at a grassroots service organization September-December (Fall) and/or Jan-May (Spring). Mentees work and learn alongside Mentors with built-in reflection and learning around their service issue areas. Mentees are typically between 6th and 8th grade.

Kesher Experience: Similar to the mentee experience, but for teens looking for a bridge experience in-between being a Mentor and a Mentee. Kesher students are typically in 9th grade.

PeerCorps Mentee and Kesher Registration
The mentee program is structured around the academic year, with a fall and spring cycle that build upon each other. Please indicate which cycles you can join us for below.

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Adult Information

Please provide contact information for this applicant's parent/guardian(s).
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Second Parent/Guardian's Information

Wrapping Up

We are so excited that you or your family is participating in Repair the World Pittsburgh's PeerCorps programming. We are grateful for your support and your family's desire to serve.

To ensure the sustainability of the program, we ask all of our families to make a payment per cycle of $125. If you child is signing up for the entire year, this would be a $250 payment.

For those with more resources, we ask for you to consider giving more so as to make possible the participation of a child from a family who otherwise would not be able to. 

For those for whom the full fee represents a financial hardship, please select the payment option (either partial or full scholarship) that works for your family.

Your Family's Program Fees

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