Mpower Mentorship Program

What is Mpower?
Mpower leverages the proven power of one-to-one mentoring to keep students on track to graduate and prepare for life after high school. Mpower also provides screened and trained volunteer mentors with diverse life experiences for students enrolled at Shadle Park High School. Through mentoring, students develop life and social skills, explore career interests, and engage with active and retired professionals and local college students.

How does Mpower work?
Mpower pairs students with mentors based on shared career and personal interests, backgrounds, and life experiences. In addition to in-person meetings, students and mentors exchange messages every week via an on-line platform. Dialogues explore topics like goal setting, perseverance, self-advocacy, communication, vulnerability, and college and career readiness. Dedicated staff provide training, resources, and ongoing support to develop and sustain successful, meaningful relationships.

What is the time commitment for mentors?
Volunteers are expected to serve as mentors for at least one school year. Weekly message exchanges take 20-25 minutes and can be completed on your own schedule. In-person visits, during school hours, will take place at a time mutually agreed upon between Mentor and student and facilitated by support staff at the school.

Which schools host the Mpower program?
For the 2023-2024 school year, Mpower is being delivered at Shadle Park High School.

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