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Become a Mentor

Mentors provide new adult learners with the guidance they need when life interferes with learning, the opportunity to know someone is supporting their efforts, and the encouragement and just-in-time help they need to persist and complete each step of the way. Mentors should be patient, have strong listening and communication skills, and should be able to commit to weekly meetings with their learner and a once-monthly meeting with their Mentor Manager.  Mentors themselves gain valuable experiences and recognitions they can add to their resume as well as the opportunity to help others and strengthen communities.

This initiative is put forth by the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, which works to create opportunities that will support Philadelphians’ attainment of knowledge, skills, and credentials that lead to jobs and family-sustaining careers.

As a part of these efforts to advance workforce literacy at the neighborhood level, the Commission collaborates with adult education agencies to engage volunteer Mentors.




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