getting your college degree so you can go back to lead and serve in your home community?
wanting to deepen your own leadership skills while encouraging newer students on campus?
seeking to inspire others while getting inspired by others?
looking for a maximum-impact volunteer opportunity where you get to grow and help others in only 10 hours a month?
If so, consider becoming a Ready to Rise coach!
Ready to Rise is seeking motivated students to join us as RTR Coaches serving our first year cohort for the 2017-18 academic year. To be eligible, you must have completed your first year of college in 2016-17 at one of our seven partner institutions:
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by Ready to Rise staff at our local community affiliate organizations:
As an RTR Coach, you will join a team of other service- and leadership-minded mentors to walk alongside first-year students during retreats, trainings and monthly social gatherings. Drawing from your own life experiences, time on campus, and specialized training, you will help first-year Ready to Rise Scholars navigate college through the help of campus resources, peer connections, and program supports.
Ready to Rise Coaches benefit from monthly 1:1 mentoring by Ready to Rise staff leaders, control their own budget provided by Ready to Rise, and join in a larger legacy of developing leaders with a heart for making a difference in their own community.
What will you do?
As a critical part of the statewide Ready to Rise program, Coaches provide ongoing touchpoints for scholars throughout the academic year, encouraging them as leaders and students. You will:
serve as a liaison between first-year RTR students and the local RTR Site Director
attend a 3-day orientation and summer retreat in August with the statewide Ready to Rise scholars and other Coaches
co-develop and operate a social activities budget (up to $500 per year) with other Coaches at your school
organize and lead one small group social activity or meet with up to three scholars at a time each month of the academic year
attend five RTR workshops as scheduled during the academic year
meet monthly with RTR site director to check in about your leadership development and the progress and needs of your RTR scholars
track and document student interactions through an easy online app
Who are we looking for?
We want energetic, leadership-minded students who can share their heart with others and have the following qualifications. Does this sound like you?
entering their second/Sophomore year of college at one of the participating colleges
minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
familiarity with underrepresented, first-generation, and/or low-income student needs
service-minded, with an appreciation for ‘giving back’ to one’s home community
ability to communicate with, listen to, and work well with peers, mentees and staff members
positive attitude and energy
actively engaged in one or more campus activities
What are the benefits?
In addition to getting the satisfaction of contributing to the life of a first-year student, Coaches also receive:
personalized coaching from encouraging, knowledgeable staff
opportunities to increase professional skills, including budgeting, mentoring, and communication
free leadership development and training opportunities with a community of inspiring peers and mentees
a fun summer retreat with other student leaders from around the state
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