Mentor and Tutor Youth: Project for Pride in Living

December 2, 2016

in Academic Support, Ages 16+, Ages 18+, Education and Tutoring

*Note* Mentor/Tutor shifts have been canceled due to Covid-19. Check back to see when these will start up again!

Program Description: Project for Pride in Living (PPL) builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services. PPL’s tutoring & mentoring program, PPL Scholars, serves families transitioning out of chronic homelessness by supporting youth in grades K-5 to thrive through relationship building, literacy tutoring, and enrichment activities in 1:1 matches with volunteer Tutor-Mentors.


  • Work 1:1 with a young person on positive social skills, literacy, and enrichment activities such as art or free play
  • Develop a relationship with a young person using a strengths based and culturally informed approach
  • Help maintain a safe, productive, and fun environment
  • Communicate with staff to provide feedback on young person’s academic and social progress


  • Ability to work independently and maintain consistent weekly attendance
  • Enthusiasm to learn alongside young people
  • Patience, understanding, and flexibility to adapt to each youth’s needs for the day
  • Commitment to empowering others by sharing your skills and knowledge
  • Experience with youth in grades K-5th helpful
  • Passion for working with youth from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Interest in working with youth at varied levels of academic and social development
  • Comfortable interacting with parents/guardians to support youth success


  • Develop a meaningful relationship with a young person
  • Support and materials provided by PPL staff
  • Training provided on literacy development, trauma, social skills development, and cultural competency

To Apply:

  • Complete our online application at
  • You will then be contacted by Caitlin Dougherty, Volunteer Coordinator, to complete these steps:
    • Phone interview
    • References check
    • Background check

Location: PPL’s Camden Apartments (4643 Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis) or PPL’s Collaborative Village Apartments (2020 Elliot Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Ages: 16+
Date(s): October 14-May 6(accepting applications now!)
Time(s): Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:45pm
Contact: / 612-455-5108
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week

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