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Training for MAPS Mentors at Alder Elementary

Last date was Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 10:15am to 12:00pm (PT)
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Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each end date or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
This is where our accepted MAPS mentors will track their Fall orientation and training hours. 

Please register for EITHER the Tuesday series of trainings OR the Wednesday series of trainings. As an incoming mentor, you are expected to attend all the trainings in your series -- one training per week between October 29th and November 20th. If you have any conflicts, please contact Maisie at

- Tuesday, Oct 29th, 9am - 11:45am
- Tuesday, Nov 5th, 9am - 11:45am
- Tuesday, Nov 12th, 9am - 11:45am
- Tuesday, Nov 19th, 10:15am - 12:00pm

- Wednesday, Oct 30th, 9am - 11:45am
- Wednesday, Nov 6th, 9am - 11:45am
- Wednesday, Nov 13th, 9am - 11:45am
- Wednesday, Nov 20th, 10:15am - 12:00pm


Alder Elementary School has a large population of students who face economic barriers in a diverse multilingual and multicultural area. PSU volunteers meet with Alder students weekly for one-on-one support to build relationships and foster a culture that promotes college attainment. In addition to supporting mentees through one-on-one connection in the classroom, mentors build strong relationships with their mentees as noon-time "lunch buddies," engaging in fun conversations, games, and activities to get the mentees thinking about college, higher education, and future careers. The Mentors: Alder and Portland State (MAPS) program is a collaboration between Portland State University and Together We Are Greater Than at Alder Elementary School (located at 17200 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97233).

Transportation is provided by a generous sponsorship from Zipcar. Student mentors who are willing to be certified as PSU drivers help transport fellow mentors to Alder.

Mentor Primary Duties:
> Travel to Alder once a week to mentor an elementary school student
> Support mentee's personal and academic development
> Attend monthly Mentor Development Days
> Build a relationship with mentee while exposing mentee to concepts of higher education
> Participate and lead portions of Annual Service Days
> Assist in the planning and preparation for Fall & Spring Alder College Day events

Mentoring Benefits:
> Experience teaching and mentoring an elementary school student
> Develop knowledge, and skills that you can use in your career and community work
> Meet other passionate mentors and share insights.
> Learn about ethical service and mentoring best practices

> Be enrolled at PSU for each academic term during the 2019-20 academic year.
> Maintain institutional an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or a graduate GPA of 2.5
> Interest in teaching and mentoring children
> Some prior experience working or connecting with kids
> Ability to model leadership, professional behavior, and be a strong role model

Applications will be reviewed continuously until Friday, October 18th, 2019. Mentor training will begin the final week of October and extend through November on either Tuesday or Wednesday mornings (depending on your availability). Mentors will be matched with their mentee by the end of Fall term and begin mentoring during the Winter/Spring 2020 terms.

Learn more and apply here: 

The information you provide in this application will be used to assure that the MAPS program is pairing and recruiting the best mentors for our mentoring program. Please provide as much information as possible.

For more information or questions, please email or check out the MAPS Mentorship page on our website:

The MAPS Mentorship program is a program of the Student Community Engagement Center. The Student Community Engagement Center's mission is to provide robust and varied co-curricular opportunities for all students at Portland State to engage with the community and become catalysts for change. 
CausesAdvocacy Arts & Culture At-Risk Youth Children & Youth Civic Engagement College Readiness Community Conservation Crisis Support Domestic Violence Early Childhood Education Education Environment Environmental Education Food Insecurity, Hunger Gender Health Homeless & Housing Immigrants & Refugees Marginalized Populations Mental Health Services Mentor Older Adults Persons with Disabilities Poverty & Basic Needs Race & Ethnicity Sexual Assault Social Justice Sustainability Victims' Services

Location: Tuesday sessions will meet in M108 OrgSpace and Wednesday Sessions will meet in M113c St. John's Conference room, both on the first floor mezzanine of Smith Memorial Student Union, Smith Memorial Student Union m108 (tuesdays) OR m113c (wednesdays), 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

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