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Student opportunites for learning, engagement

The Randolph County Schools Elementary Summer SOLE Program will serve students in grades K-5, and Kump Education Center is responsible for hiring college mentors to work with young students. We need college students ages 18 to 24 to contact us before May 21 if they are interested in serving as a mentor.

SOLE (Student Opportunities for Learning and Engagement) is a West Virginia Department of Education summer school curriculum designed to help students who want to recover time they lost for academic skill building during the pandemic. Mentors will be assigned to one of three site locations: Midland Elementary School, Third Ward Elementary School and George Ward Elementary School.

Orientation and set-up begin with Randolph County staff Monday, June 14. Mentors will work with elementary students Tuesday – Friday for five weeks and help clean up the last day on July 19. The four-day work schedule will start at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. with time for mentors to work in the evening and on their three-day weekends.

We believe the college mentors will be both engaging academic coaches and personal models of the types of learning opportunities that students might seek after high school. Qualifications for SOLE mentors are that they must:

(1.) be 18 years of age by June 14, 2021,

(2.) be a current college student, a college-bound high school senior, or a spring 2021 college graduate. (Preference will be given to those students pursuing degrees in education, child development, or a social-emotional field of study.),

(3.) be able to communicate well and work closely with both children and adults,

(4.) be personable, have a cooperative attitude and the ability to encourage and motivate children age 6 – 12. The pay rate for mentors will be $15 per hour.

Mentor duties will include: monitoring and assisting small groups, providing individual acade mic assistance in language arts and mathematics to students who need extra help, assisting with the planning and implementation of exploratory activities, assisting with monitoring meals, work with teaching staff to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment, and maintain confidentiality.

Interested college age individuals may apply by emailing the following items listed below to Kump Education Center Board of Directors kumpec@gmail.com by Friday, May 21.

(1.) Resume,

(2.) Letter of interest (that also indicates first, second, and third choice of site locations),

(3.) Letter of recommendation,

(4.) Current academic transcript.

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