About American Needs You
America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.
While there are a multitude of college access programs for high school seniors and job assistance programs for low-wage earners, there are few programs that ensure first-generation students stay in school and build the skills necessary to prepare for long-term careers.
We are looking for college graduates with 1+ years of work experience post graduation that are willing to share their industry expertise and network. Volunteers must care about advancing racial equity and supporting economic mobility for first-generation college students and support our mission.
Become a Mentor Coach
Work alongside a first-generation college student for two years as they explore careers and receive professional development training.
As a Mentor Coach, you will:
- Attend monthly, half day Saturday workshops and regular check-ins with your Fellow.
- Cultivate their strengths.
- Help them secure internships and overcome obstacles.
- Build your own leadership skills.
- Grow your network.
- Find mentorship and community amongst hundreds of other Mentor Coaches.
Single Day Volunteer Opportunities
These roles can be one-time or recurring – it’s up to you!
Join us during a Saturday virtual workshop from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (in your respective time zone). You’ll provide valuable insight into your industry by sharing your knowledge and unique experience as a professional, helping first-generation college students explore career paths and hone their skills.
Career Roundtables are opportunities to engage in national professional development discussions with a small group of Fellows.
Help Fellows practice their interviewing skills and provide targeted feedback they can use for future opportunities.
To sign up for a volunteer opportunity, create a profile here. You will then be able to choose from specific dates and topics.
See our calendar of volunteer events here.
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