Become a Mentor
If you are interested in joining the GEARS program, applications are available in October (to become a mentor in spring semester) and March (to become a mentor in fall semester). GEARS also recruits new mentors through Jacket Jobs, Student-Digest, Jacket Est, and in-class presentations.
Benefits of Becoming a GEARS Mentor
As a mentor you can earn money and class credit while improving communication and leadership skills. Most importantly, your involvement makes a difference in the local community!
"GEARS is a great way to gain understanding of the community and get involved. GEARS not only helps the kids grow, but helps the mentors grow and gain new skills."
"Since working in the GEARS program, I have learned about the community I live in, how to appreciate what I have, and how much I mean to the kids I mentor."
"Working with GEARS is so rewarding and I recommend it to anyone who wants to make a difference."