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Summer Mentor Application
We have 3 programs described below. You will have the opportunity to be considered for one, two, or all three. Note that due to the conflicting dates, you will not be selected for all three programs. All applications are due March 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM!

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

2016 ACT Academy Mentors
Additional Information
It is preferred that all applicants be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Upon applying, it is also important to know there is a limited number of mentors who can participate in summer classes. If chosen for a position, be aware that you may not be able to commit to taking summer courses.
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