Boston University Arts & Sciences

CAS News: September 15 2010

Faculty and Staff: Become a Posse Mentor

You can help make a big difference in the lives of underprivileged students. The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains leaders from public high schools to form multicultural "Posses." These teams are then prepared for enrollment at selective universities nation-wide to pursue their academics and help promote cross-cultural communication. Boston University has partnered with Posse Atlanta and this fall the University will be welcoming the fourth class of Posse Scholars to the Class of 2015.

The Posse mentor is key to the success of the program by helping the 10 Posse Scholars have successful college careers. The mentor meets with the Posse Scholars individually and as a group through their freshman and sophomore years. It is a two-and-a-half year position with mandatory training prior to the arrival of the scholars on campus in the fall. The role requires a minimum of 10 hours per week; however, it is important that the mentor be consistently available to students. Mentors receive appropriate administration-funded assistance and relief to help them take on this important role.

If you are interested in serving as the Posse Mentor for the Class of 2015, please contact Brooke Faulkner at by January 21, 2011. There will be an information session in January to provide more information about the program and to detail the process for applying for the role of Posse Mentor.

Return to the January 20, 2011 Newsletter

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