Become a Mentor

Our Mentorship program connects college students with experienced volunteers who will expose them to career opportunities, help them develop strategies for college success, and support their growth.


  • Ability to establish a relationship based on respect, caring, and accountability
  • Sensitivity to intersections of identity, including educational, economic, cultural and racial backgrounds, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Sincere desire to connect with another person to help them achieve personal, educational, and career goals
  • Strong listening skills, practical problem-solving skills, and the ability to suggest options and alternatives
Mentors work with Scholars through one of two tracks, both of which receive ongoing support from SCS Noonan staff.

Thrive Mentorship
Support a Scholar in building strong foundations for success in college.
  • One year commitment
  • Monthly communication with your Scholar
  • Build a supportive relationship and explore topics of interest from the resources provided
    • Examples include time management and finding a campus community
Launch Mentorship
Expose a Scholar to professional skills and opportunities, help them explore career interests. 
  • Cycle length may vary, typically a 6- to 12-week commitment
  • Communicate with your Scholar more frequently, e.g. every other week
  • Guide your Scholar through goal-oriented themes and/or projects
  • Examples include navigating your first intern experience