ACT Academy (ACTA)
The ACT Academy comprises two five-day sessions here at the UofA. Mentors will provide leadership and guidance to Arkansas high school students (rising 10th - 12th graders) to help them tackle the ACT and inform them about college admissions, academics, and campus life. The high school participants will work on test-taking skills, and learn about the many exciting opportunities the U of A has to offer. Students will stay in a residence hall and experience campus life. Mentors must commit fully to training and program dates; the position is residential, with housing and meals provided, and around-the-clock responsibility.
> Required Dates: - Training: Wed. June 7 – Sat. June 10 - ACTA I: Sun. June 11 – Friday, June 16 - Debrief Sessions: Thurs. June 22 – Sat. June 24 - ACTA II: Sun. June 25 – Friday, June 30 > Goals/Expectations of Position: - To provide a sense of community and develop connections with our high school participants. - To be highly motivated to work with high school students. - To supervise students’ program and residential experience. > Requisites of Position: - Must be mature, responsible and a positive role model for students. - Must live in residential hall during both sessions. > Hiring Process: Application review, interview for selected applicants, and final selection. - Stipend: $1,300
Early Access Academy (EAA)
Early Access Academy mentors will guide 50 Pine Bluff middle school students throughout the U of A, exposing them to college life and introducing them to subject areas that will further ignite their goals and future plans. Mentors will serve as support throughout the week-long residential program, staying in the residence hall and providing around-the-clock supervision.
> Required Dates: - Length of Position : Thurs., July 5 – Friday, July 14 > Goals/Expectations of Position: - To expose middle school students to the college experience. - To develop connections and community with participants. - To demonstrate adaptability and a willingness to serve others. - To supervise students’ program and residential experience. > Requisites of Position: - Must be mature, responsible and a positive role model for students. - Students interested in serving middle school students. - Must live in residence hall during week session. > Hiring Process: Application review, interview for selected applicants, and final selection. - Stipend: $600
ASAP (Accelerate Student Achievement Program) Summer Bridge
ASAP mentors (students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors next year) will provide 6 weeks of summer mentoring and transitional programming for upcoming first year students new to the U of A. In addition, mentors will also assist students throughout the fall and spring semesters of next year hoping to create a sense of community with other ASAP students, and promote the program's culture of expectation and retention. This will begin with a 7-credit hour summer experience and will continue throughout the year.
> Important Dates: - Length of Position: Summer employment (expected to change): June 27 - August 4 - A commitment to continued mentoring during the academic year > Goals/Expectation of Position: - To support the academic and social transition of 100 U of A incoming freshmen - To provide peer mentoring and build an inviting, cohesive learning community - To commit to a year long program mentoring students and introducing to the U of A expectations > Requisites of Position: Excitement about student diversity, academic achievement, and community-building - Must be mature, responsible and a positive role model for students - GPA of 2.75 or higher - Familiarity with common obstacles to the high school-to-college transition; strong communication skills > Number of Openings: approximately 12 positions > Hiring Process: Application review and interview process - Stipend: $3,000