Many GEARS mentors carpool to tutoring in the community.
How does the GEARS course relate to my service?
Enrolling in SOCI 270: Understanding and Appreciating Youth At Risk will enhance your mentoring experience by improving group communication, reinforcing new concepts, and providing a base for understanding your role as a college student, active community member, and global citizen.
How many hours are typically involved in being a GEARS mentor?
A typical week includes 4-6 hours of tutoring
Weekend mentoring activities occur monthly, lasting 4-6 hours each
How much do GEARS mentors get paid?
GEARS mentors earn a stipend of up to $500 per semester
What does a GEARS mentor do?
GEARS mentors are hired to be positive role models to local youth struggling to succeed in school
Job duties include academic tutoring as well as cultural/recreational mentoring activities one weekend per month
For more information, view our GEARS Mentor Position Description