SEO Scholars San Francisco Mentor Application: 2021-22 Cohort

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SEO Scholars San Francisco
Thank you for your interest in mentoring with SEO Scholars!

What is the role of an SEO Scholars Mentor?
  • Model Professional Relationships: Cultivate trust and understanding, communicate on a weekly/daily basis via phone or email, set goals together, provide perspective.
  • Assist with Projects: scholarship and summer Enrichment Program applications,  resume building, and college research.
  • Support Scholars’ Academics: Discuss grades and test scores, provide strategies to improve performance, and help motivate them through their rigorous junior year.
What are expectations of SEO Scholars mentors?

  • Professional demeanor (appearance, attitude, etc.).
  • Consistent attendance (no more than 1 absence/semester).
  • Daily/weekly communication with program manager and mentee.
What is the commitment?

  • 12 sessions between September and May on Saturday afternoons.
  • 1.5 hour guided sessions preceded by 30 minute Mentor Opening Circles where mentors support each other's skill-building.
What is the application process?
  • Complete this application
  • If selected, receive a request to interview within a week of completing the application
  • Participate in a 30 minute Zoom interview

Note on COVID-19

SEO Scholars will continue virtual programming through the fall. Although we are hopeful to return to in-person programming in spring 2022, we will continue to monitor COVID-19, keeping the health and safety of our community in mind. For this reason, applicants local to the Bay Area will be prioritized. Candidates are encouraged to apply online and will be notified of the next steps accordingly. Whether online or in-person, we look forward to continuing to support our young people and execute our mission with the help of our amazing volunteer mentors.

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Contact and Demographic Information

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The Mentoring Commitment

The SEO Scholars Mentor Program has an enormous impact on both the young people that we serve and the mentors who support them. Our Scholars come from highly vulnerable populations and consistency is crucial to their social-emotional well being and relationship building with adults. To create the best conditions for a successful pairing, mentors commit to attending all designated sessions between September and May (12 sessions total, dates to be communicated within the next few weeks). 

To ensure that Scholars are supported at each session, SEO Scholars SF maintains a list of substitute mentors to draw from when regular mentors are unable to attend. Mentor alternates are under no obligation to attend all session dates and agree to be contacted with requests for participation as the need arises. 

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The Mentor Experience

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Thank you for completing this application! Please submit below. You should expect to hear from us by the end of May to schedule a short phone interview. Please reach out to Amy Anderson ( if you have any questions.