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First Gen Success offers a community for both our scholars and mentors through lasting and impactful relationships built on the foundation of personal interactions.  Our volunteers are a motivational powerhouse, always available to provide a listening ear and an encouraging word to the students they mentor. 

Who Can Apply?

An individual who is looking to provided on-on-one or group mentoring. Our dedicated volunteer mentors grow from their experiences with our scholars, enjoy the tangible satisfaction of seeing their students succeed, and gain a valuable resume asset and a network of like-minded professionals.



  • Submit two Character References.

  •  Participate in a one-on-one interview on a predetermined date with a member of the Steering Committee, at which time they learn about the program in detail, and we get to know them and their background.

Upload Completed Mentor Application

How Am I Matched?

*Matches are based on shared interests, personality, and, if it is important to the scholars, cultural background. 

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What Happens Next?

  • *Must Attend: 1 Training Sessions:

    • Mentor Training Session 

    •  Kickoff Session with Matched Scholar & Parents​

  • * Meet with assigned scholars monthly face-to-face for at least 2-3 hours; and  weekly in any form (in-person, virtually, etc.). Mentors are required to complete a weekly connection by phone, text, or email.

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