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Metropolitan State University encourages and appreciates graduate participation in various activities. Alumni can be proud to say Metropolitan State is an active community partner and it regularly proves this commitment in a variety of ways.
G.E.M.S. Mentoring - Make a difference in students' lives
G.E.M.S. (Guiding, Empowering, and Mentoring Success) Leadership and Mentoring Program at Metropolitan State is recruiting alumni mentors for the students throughout the year. The program recognizes the unique needs of students and helps to foster their success in career, college and life through mentoring. As a mentor, you will help guide, empower and support Metropolitan State students to become successful in their personal and professional lives, as well as aid them in achieving their leadership potential. The G.E.M.S. program provides all mentors training as well as offers all participants monthly mentorship circles, workshops and events focused on developing leadership and life skills which help ensure a healthy, growing mentoring relationship. To request a mentor application or for more information, contact Bobby McNamara, program coordinator, at email@example.com or call 651-793-1556.
Join the Literacy Corps and Teach a Child to Read
The Literacy Corps is currently recruiting Metropolitan State alumni to provide literacy tutoring at inner-city schools, libraries and learning centers. Tutors may also choose to participate through a variety of programs that offer opportunities during the day, after school, evenings and weekends. Days and times are flexible.
Free tutor training sessions are offered to university students, faculty, staff and alumni. To receive an application, contact Awo Ahmed, literacy coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, at 651-793-1288 or via email at Awo.Ahmed@metrostate.edu.
College for Kids
Assist in making college a reality for local elementary students by participating in College for Kids on the Saint Paul campus. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders have the chance to experience a college environment when they visit Metropolitan State. Elementary students arrive in the morning, register and attend fun classes and participate in a special graduation ceremony.
Middle School/ High School Campus Visits
Assist in the middle school and high school campus visits and create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for students at our Saint Paul campus. Local students have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State. The students arrive in the morning, participate in campus tour, register for and attend fun classes designed and taught by Metropolitan State alumni.
We are seeking Metropolitan State alumni to design and teach classes. Middle school/high school visits are a great opportunity to give back to the community, as well as cultivate and explore the interests of the future generation.
If you are interested in participating, contact Kelci Meade, youth outreach work study coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at Meadke@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1296
Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library Opportunities
Tutor at the Zone (Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library)
Metropolitan State alumni can serve as general tutors, helping students of all ages with reading, math, computer literacy and other general homework concerns. Participating as a Homework Help Center tutor provides positive work with community youth and adults while engaging with the community.
The Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Public Library is recruiting university alumni who have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs for computer literacy and job search classes. The Saint Paul Public Library system provides technology education and training opportunities as part of the system's larger workforce readiness programming
Training is provided. The Zone is located in the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library and is co-located with the university Library and Learning Center.
If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to learn more about the program, contact Awo Ahmed, literacy coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at Awo.Ahmed@Metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1288.
First Saturday Science
The First Saturday Science program was developed to engage the community's younger learners in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with active participation in scientific inquiry. Within an open lab setting, staffed by STEM college students and library staff, children and their families participate in active learning sessions that produce physical outcomes they can take home. The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship collaborates with the Dayton's Bluff Branch Library to select age-appropriate books for children that align with subjects like DNA, fossils and healthy soil.
If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to learn more about the program, contact the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at Community.Engagement@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1285.