The Education Alliance is asking
Marshall University community members to consider becoming an "e-mentor" for
West Virginia high school students in order to reduce the number of high school
WV eMentoring is an online, career-based mentoring program for secondary students. Mentors from all types of careers are needed. Mentors should have jobs that require some kind of postsecondary education - on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs, vocational or professional school, or two-year, four-year, or graduate degrees.
Obligations as an eMentor will include:
Completing the online WV eMentoring training program.
Completing a background check. There is a cost of $9.95 for the background check.
Creating a Mentor Profile,
Completing 10 curriculum activities as directed on the website, which takes about two hours.
Interacting with the student mentee via e-mail once a week, which takes about 15 minutes each week through a 10-week period. All correspondence is done online through the WV eMentoring system and not through personal email accounts.
Further information is available on
the Education Alliance website at
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