Dynamic virtual leadership and global learning experiences for high school students.
“What’s special to me about being a Mentor was being able to help cultivate a space and culture where young, passionate voices from around the country come together and commit
to making their communities a better place.”
- Brandon C., Academy Mentor -
BECOME A MENTOR
Do you want to work with a diverse group of engaged high school students from around the United States?
Do you want to be a part of a dynamic and powerful virtual learning experience?
Do you have experience facilitating thoughtful small group discussions?
Do you want to work with a group of like-minded educators and facilitators from around the world?
If you answered yes, we encourage you to apply to become a mentor for one of our Brave New Academies!
Mentors play an important role in our Academies as small group facilitators who guide the growth and learning of a group of 15 -20 diverse high school students. During a time when students are feeling more uncertain and isolated, Brave New Academy mentors empower them to connect with the world, lead with empathy and prepare for their future.
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
The Empowerment Plan
ABOUT THE ROLE
Each of the 10 academy sessions ends with a 40-minute small mentor group called a “BNA Squad” where students break into small groups to discuss and engage with topics from that day's session. After observing the full session, including inspiring guest speaker interviews, mentors facilitate and guide the BNA Squad break out discussions and activities for the students. Mentors will engage with the same BNA Squad throughout the entire Academy and get to know the students and watch them grow over the 10 sessions.
Experience facilitating a diverse group of high school students
Ability to guide students through deep and dynamic discussions
Commitment to all 10 sessions of any one academy plus a 90-minute training one week before the first session
Available to be online for each two-hour session plus an additional 15 minutes before and after the session
Work with talented Global Glimpse staff and passionate co-mentors from around the world
Get inspired by highly engaged high school students from across the country
Gain training and practice in virtual youth facilitation
Receive a stylish Away Travel suitcase
Receive a certificate of service as a youth mentor
Apply for Continuing Education Units for career advancement
Bay Area, CA (GG Alum)
My favorite parts of being a mentor were working with my co-mentor, meeting the phenomenal students, improving my own facilitation experience, getting to meet more of the GG team and see their magic up close.
I think my favorite part is when I can see the students understanding a topic and sharing excited ideas of things that they can develop in their own communities. In the end that is what we are looking for, that they can change this world.
Not to be cheesy but my favorite part was honestly the whole experience. I have always loved working with Global Glimpse on different projects because of the goal and amount of love from each person. Being able to be on the behind the scenes side for once was such a fun experience.
STUDENT PRAISE FOR MENTORS
Chicago, IL Student
Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
My mentors did a great job of making us reflect on what we were learning and thinking of ways we can apply that to our own lives.
New York, NY Student
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
My mentors were absolutely amazing. They had great energy in every group session. They were super reliable and great role models.
Bay Area, CA Student
Mt. Eden High School
I appreciate how thoughtful our mentor Brandon was. He really tried to make us all feel more welcome and was great at relating to everyone.