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Become a Coach for College, and change a life forever.

Coaches for College is a new mentoring program focused on giving Tindley middle school students the tools they need to succeed in high school, college and beyond. We’re currently recruiting mentors for the program’s launch in January 2013. For more information, read the FAQ below, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to inquire about becoming a Coach.

How much time will it take?
Coaches and scholars will get together twice a month for about an hour.

Where will the sessions take place?
Unless there is a Tindley special event, all sessions will take place at the school. Also, Coaches will be highly encouraged to attend their scholar’s games, concerts, recitals, etc.

What time of day will we meet?
Coaches may have lunch with their scholar or meet at the end of the school day between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Will I meet with my scholar alone, or in groups?
Most sessions will be one-on-one. However, Coaches occasionally may be invited to a group gathering sponsored by Tindley.

How will scholars be assigned to Coaches?
We will assign Coaches to scholars based on grade level and scholar need.

Will there be training and support?
We hope to design training in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mr. William Durham will support our Coaches for Tindley Prep (boys) students; Ms. Kelli Marshall will be the initial contact for the girls program.

When will each program begin?
We hope to begin the program for middle school boys and girls in the second semester of this school year. The program for boys will most likely launch first.

Is there a financial commitment?
No. However, there may be out-of-pocket costs for gas (travel to/from school and events) as well as lunch if the Coach chooses to eat lunch at school with the scholar.

What should my scholar and I do at our sessions?
Coaches should plan activities that encourage conversation and opportunities to discuss academic goals, as well as general topics surrounding character and teen development. The setting should be informal, yet structured to generate a measurable outcome. Resources to assist Coaches will be provided.

How much time must I commit?
We are asking Coaches to commit for an entire academic year to ensure consistent dialogue between the mentor and scholar.