Faculty, staff mentors sought for Day One Leadership Community freshmen

The Day One Leadership Community at Mississippi State is seeking faculty and staff who are interested in being action team mentors for freshmen this fall.

Day One is a service-learning community for entering freshmen in which students take a two-credit course on leadership and apply what they learn towards 20 hours of community service in the fall semester. It is offered out of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.

A mentor is a faculty or staff member who guides a single team of five to seven students toward the completion of its community service project over the semester. Mentors help coordinate the efforts of the team with the needs of the community and help the team members develop their leadership skills.

Mentor duties include meeting with their team members each Wednesday from 8-8:50 a.m. to coach them on their service-learning project, and grading weekly reflections that the students submit online. Mentors typically spend 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours per week, including Wednesday class time, on Day One responsibilities.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Matt Interis at m.interis@msstate.edu or 662-325-4787.

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