Thursday, August 23, 2012

Clairemont High's Academy of Business Technology Seeks Mentors

AOBT Students Are Excited About Learning
Clairemont High School's Academy of Business & Technology (AOBT) is looking for volunteer mentors for the 2012-13 school year.

Can you think of a mentor in your life who influenced your decisions, habits, or future for the better? You could be that mentor for a high school student! Have you mentored for us before? Do you know someone who wants to change a teenager's life? We need 55-60 professional mentor volunteers who would like to give of their time and wisdom to make a difference in the life of one or more of our students.
*Want to learn more about AOBT Mentoring?
Please visit our AOBT Mentorships Page to read about this year's Mentor Program and Meetings for 2012-13. (You can also read some of the fast facts listed below in this email).

*Returning and ready to sign up?
Please apply online on our AOBT Mentor Application & Profile Form 2012-13

*Here are a few quick AOBT Mentor Program facts & dates:
» Students particpating in our program are 10th and 11th graders at Clairemont High's AOBT. They volunteered to be in the academy, knowing they would be matched with a mentor.
» Mentoring is a one-year commitment from September '12 – May '13.
» Mentor-student meetings are once per month (usually the third Thursday of each month).
» Mentor-student meetings are held at Clairemont High and last for a duration of 1-2 hours; meeting agendas are already planned.
» AOBT offers two types of mentoring (mentors must choose): one-to-one mentoring (11th gr) and small group mentoring (10th gr).
» In order to participate, mentors must (1) apply online, (2) complete a LiveScan fingerprinting, (3) attend orientation (see dates below or on web), and then you will be carefully matched to a mentee student or student group.
» The deadline to apply for mentoring during the 2012-12 school year is Tues., Sept.18 by 4pm.» Mentor Orientation (mandatory for all new mentors and also those returning that did not mentor in 2011-12) are on Tues. Sept.18, 4pm or Thur. Sept. 20, 4pm (choose one to attend)
» The first mentor meeting of the 2012-13 school year is Thursday, September 27.

For much more detailed information about the program objectives, mentoring guidelines, application process, esact meeting dates & times, and detailed agendas for meeting activities, please visit our AOBT Mentorships Page Website or go to www.aobt.org and click on the Mentorships links.

We hope you will consider being a mentor and changing a life this year. Please share this with friends and coworkers who might also be interested in the mentor program.

All questions can be directed to program coordinator: Liz Rush at erush@aobt.org.

Kind Regards,
Elizabeth Rush
Program Coordinator & Teacher
Academy of Business & Technology
Clairemont High School
4150 Ute Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
Work Phone: 858-273-0201 x4208
www.aobt.org

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