The Impact of AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring

*Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador and making a difference? Learn more here.  

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Through a competitive RFP process released at the end of every year, full-time AmeriCorps members are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations to help enable them to serve more youth in high quality mentoring relationships. Ambassadors can tackle a number of projects, including starting mentoring programs, creating partnerships, developing comprehensive screening processes, targeting potential mentors of color, and more. Our program is an 11-month model in which full-time, stipend members serve 1,700 hours each at their host sites.

These full-time AmeriCorps members are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations to help build their capacity to serve more youth in high quality mentoring relationships. Our program is an 11-month model in which full-time, stipend members serve 1,700 hours each at their host sites.

Listen in the video below from some of the AmeriCorps members and how they have helped their host sites this year. 

Ambassadors Help Programs...

  • Develop strong and efficiently. Ambassadors are trained in the Elements of Effective Practiceutilizing this technical knowledge in their work and in effect,​ training their colleagues in the process. 
  • Intensify volunteer recruitment efforts. Ambassadors ensure programs implement best practices; screen and match mentors; and build public awareness, yielding more robust recruitment efforts
  • Enhance or create systems to support marketing, recruitment, match support, mentor/mentee training, or program development. Regardless of program size, having a skilled employee develop or revamp these efforts is a fantastic opportunity to recharge your program

For organizations who would like to apply to be a host site, please click on the Apply Now button to begin the RFP Host Site Process! The deadline to apply is Friday, February 26. You can also review the instructions here

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Resources 

  • One-Pager: Want to print this information with you? Know of another program/organization who would benefit from adding an AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring to their team? Download this flyer
  • Videos: Here Tony Wells from AAOM Host Site, Steps To Success Brookline, talk about the impact of the program to their work in the first video. Progam Manager Rosie McMahan will review the application process, the program and what makes an organization a great candidate for the program. Check out the video below to learn more about the AAOM Program and Host Site Process. 

 

For more information regarding the RFP, eligibility and requirements, and the program in general, please contact Rosie McMahan.

 

Thank you to the Cummings Foundation for your support of the AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring Program!