Summer Mentor Program
2015 Summer Mentor Program Application Process Closed | 2016 Applications available January 2016
We are looking for 8-10 mentors who are passionate about helping young people realize their incredible potential. Our mentors embody the qualities we look for in our student participants – highly motivated, patient, and energetic – and model appropriate and respectful behavior. This unique opportunity involves being a big sister/brother, confidante, role model and mentor while maintaining a very high level of professionalism.
Our mentors are college-age and older (usually between 19 and 26), have experience working with culturally and/or socio-economically diverse young people, and possess a solid knowledge base of U.S. racial history, civil rights and human rights history, and anti-oppression/anti-racist frameworks.
The dates for SYI 2015 are June 13-21 and June 25-28 for SYI 2.0. Mandatory mentor training will take place June 11-12, 2015 at the University of Mississippi. For applicants who are selected, a generous stipend is provided as well as room and board. However, mentors are responsible for their own transportation to and from SYI.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with the history, cornerstones, and objectives of SYI at http://winterinstitute.org/youth-engagement/summer-youth-institute/.