Mentors are a Crucial Part of the Support System
We pair our Scholars with a trained, caring adult mentor in the fall of their senior year of high school. Mentors are a crucial part of the support system we strive to surround our Scholars with, and they are vital to each Scholar’s success. We are actively looking for community leaders who would like to volunteer as a Mentor for one of our Scholars!
Who is a Palmer Scholar Mentor?
At least 21 years old
Clean criminal history
Achieved a post-secondary degree
(other experience may substitute)
What does a Palmer Scholar Mentor do?
Provides advocacy, resources, support and friendship
Helps Scholar navigate higher education
Connects Scholar to networking, personal and/or career development opportunities
Holds a Scholar accountable
Cultivates and fosters the mentoring relationship
What is the commitment?
Attend an initial interview and Mentor Training Session (2-3 hours)
Be matched with a college-bound Scholar during the student’s senior year of high school, and support that Scholar throughout his/her/their post-secondary education (3-6 year commitment)
Interact with the Scholar at least twice a month (phone, text, email, skype, meeting, etc.) and at least once per quarter in-person.
Palmer Scholars is about creating hope and opportunity through education. I am living proof of that. For me it's time to now make that circle complete by now creating hope and opportunity through education in someone else's life.
-Megan Saffold, Former Palmer Scholar and now a Palmer Scholars mentor