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Become a Mentor

What does it take to build a strong community? What role do you have in responding to society’s most pressing challenges? During this historic period of division across the globe, now is the time to engage in the critical work of social transformation. Join Movement of Youth (MOY) as an AmeriCorps Mentor! Mentors will engage with middle- and high-school aged youth by providing a number of opportunities, including Leadership Academy, Team Mentoring, College Tours, international travel, and college scholarships. Beyond the personal fulfillment of contributing to the community and an individual, mentors will develop new skills and insights to navigate complex social challenges.



MOY is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper.

AmeriCorps Mentors Do the Following

  • Support a young person through an ongoing relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Help set academic and personal goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Address pressing community issues in partnership with mentees
  • Have fun

Member Eligibility

  • Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Have a high school diploma or GED or agree to obtain prior to using the education award
  • Must be affiliated with a current MOY Host Site
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria
  • Must be able to complete 450 hours of service during the program year

Key Benefits

  • $2,000 stipend/year
  • $1,565 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used for post-graduate expenses or to repay qualified student loans
  • Professional development

As an AmeriCorps Mentor, you will collaborate with parents and mentors from multiple universities to contribute to the maturation, progress, and goal achievement of a young person. In addition, AmeriCorps Mentors join a network of national service programs across the country that work to improve lives and foster civic engagement.