Mentor2.0 provides mentors to 9th through 12th grade students who have plans to pursue education after high school. The UNM faculty and exempt staff have been one of the program’s greatest sources of volunteering professionals through participation in the Mentor2.0 program and we invite you to become a mentor for 2021-2022.
Mentor2.0 matches high school students with mentors and provides them with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.
Mentor/mentee matches get to know each other through an innovative combination of weekly messages (via a secure web-based platform) and monthly group events at the high school that mentor2.0 organizes and hosts. Because of the pandemic, all events are virtual until further notice to ensure the safety of our volunteers, mentees, and staff.
This year, BBBS’s goal is to match nearly 270 freshmen students from South Valley Academy and Amy Biehl High School for the 2021-2022 academic year.
How to Volunteer
Participation requires one email a week and three pre-scheduled, in-person events per semester which are approximately two hours each. You must be at least 21 years old, have a college degree or advanced licensure, and internet access. Volunteers will complete an interview and background safety check as well as a comprehensive introductory virtual training.
Involvement may be required during work hours. Human Resources provides an easy process to obtain your supervisor’s approval:
Step One: To request supervisory approval, complete the electronic Exempt Employee Interest Form. The form will route electronically to your supervisor. You and HR will be notified if the approval has been granted or denied.
Step Two: If approved by your supervisor, start a new mentor application directly online with the mentor2.0 program.
Need more information? Visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentor 2.0 website or contact Sebastian Martinez, BBBS Advancement Manager, at Sebastian.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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