Mentor

Thank you to everyone who applied to mentor a scholar for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are now closed. If you are interested in learning more about additional volunteer opportunities with SEO Scholars or in mentoring with us next year, please reach out to volunteer@seo-usa.org.

If you are a current mentor, you can access your Chronus account here.

Railyn D., SEO Scholars High School Class of 2018

“From the start, Olivia was determined to help me succeed. She asked me about school and my family, and seemed genuinely interested in someone she didn’t even know. She was set on helping me build up my confidence and getting me into a top school, like I had always dreamed of. Throughout our relationship, she has encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone, helped raise my SAT score just in time for college admissions, connected me with alumni from the school I’ll be attending, stayed up late editing my college essays, and most importantly, showed me that the circumstances in which I grew up in do not define me or my future. I’m thankful for Olivia, thankful for SEO, and I hope that more adults decide to play the role in a Scholar’s life that Olivia has in mine.”

SEO Scholars mentor candidates should be:

  • College graduates located in New York City or San Francisco
  • Committed to attending twelve two-hour sessions with their mentee throughout the school year
  • Willing to submit to a background check conducted by SEO
  • Passionate about education and providing opportunities to underserved public high school students

For more information, please contact:

Alli Casey for New York City inquiries

Miranda Herrera  for San Francisco inquiries