Arizona Quest for Kids prepares Arizona students, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, for success in higher education through mentoring, enrichment and college guidance. We begin working with students in the 5th grade and continue to empower them through our 4 component program throughout their schooling. In Elementary/Middle school, our mentors meet with their mentees for just 1 hour a week. Our high school students meet with their mentors for an hour every other week. It's a reasonable commitment that nearly any willing person can make! Itís true: in just hours a month, you can change a studentís life forever!
With AQFK, you will be what is termed a relationship-based mentor. You will not be tutoring or teaching academic material. You will be creating a friendship with your student; a role-model in every sense of the word. Through contact and conversation with you, your mentor's world will expand. They pick up social norms, learn valuable life skills about communication, personal interactions, negotiating, organization, networking, interacting with adults, career options, and come to understand that they are important enough for others to take a vested interest in them.
The students in the program are already academically strong. We bolster their chances to be excellent students and college graduates by instilling leadership and essential life skills, empowering them by providing mentoring, enrichment, college preparatory activities and family support. Your role in the equation is to be a consistent presence in the life of your student.