Started in the spring of 2013, Kids2College is a college-awareness curriculum that engages fifth grade students and increases their awareness of how education impacts future life choices. Since identifying the connection between education and career aspirations is one of the most important drop-out prevention strategies for low-income students, this program provides them with the opportunity to learn more about college, explore careers, make the connection between college and job opportunities, and begin planning for their future. The goal of this program is to provide students with a road map that will guide them through college.

The majority of the Kids2College curriculum is carried out at the elementary school. The culmination of the program is a tour of the UMass Dartmouth campus and a service activity, such as harvesting vegetables at the Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA.

Participation

This job is open to undergraduate and graduate students in good standing at the university.

Responsibility

Kids2College mentors will be responsible for delivering the Kids2College curriculum, attending meetings, participating in training, and assisting in lesson preparation.

Transportation

Kids2College mentors must have their own transportation.

Payment

This is a work-study position.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resumé via email to Gary Marden.