The Cohoes City School District is in search of positive role models for students in grades 6-12. Whether you’re interested in career mentoring for the district’s new Future-Ready Pathways program or you’d like to make an impact in the life of one of our adolescent students, you can make a difference by enrolling in one of the district’s mentoring programs.
Become a Future-Ready Pathways career mentor
The Future-Ready Pathways career mentors are encouraged to make a four-year commitment to working with students in the program for a few hours each month. Professionals from industries represented in one of the four pathways: Computers, Engineering and Technology; Health Science and Human Services; Early Childhood and Adolescent Education; and Business and Communications are needed. In-person, e-mail and phone conversations are expected in the contact time requirements.
Become an urban youth mentor in the Helping Others Prosper Everyday (HOPE) program
Local adult mentors will be charged with providing life guidance to middle and high school students who have had challenging life experiences that impact their learning in school.
Mentors are expected to commit a few hours per month connecting with their mentee. All mentors must agree to a full background check including fingerprinting and a 10 hour training on best practices for mentoring urban youth through a partnership with the New York State Mentoring Program.