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Youth who participate in any of the W.A.K.E., Inc. camp adventures will have a mentor who will follow up with them throughout the academic year. Youth may also sign up to participate in the Mentor Program even if they do not want to attend a camp.
Building strong relationships with a mentor is critical to positively impacting a youth's life. Mentors will call, video conference, and when appropriate, meet with mentees to support them in their growth and development.
- Participants must be a student in Grades K - 12
- Participants must meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
> Be a part of a marginalized or underrepresented community
Defined as those populations who experience discrimination of any kind and encounter
barriers (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, economic, cultural, religious, disability,
and/or linguistic) to access of similar youth programs.
>Exhibit low-income/high financial need as defined by the Department of Education (DOE)
Current-year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 13, 2022 until further notice)
Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, Alaska Hawaii
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions
1 $19,320 $24,135 $22,230
2 $26,130 $32,655 $30,060
3 $32,940 $41,175 $37,890
4 $39,750 $49,695 $45,720
5 $46,560 $58,215 $53,550
6 $53,370 $66,735 $61,380
7 $60,180 $75,255 $69,210
8 $66,990 $83,775 $77,040
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,520 for Alaska; and $7,830 for Hawaii.
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount. (Applicants who meet this criteria will need to submit a copy of their parents' most recent tax return to verify income.)
The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The 2022 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 13, 2022. (These will be updated with 2023 guidelines.)
Program Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round.
STEP 1: Apply for the Program
Click HERE to complete a Youth Mentee Application to participate in the Mentor
STEP 2: Complete a Parent/Guardian and Participant Virtual Interview
Once the application period is closed, you will be contacted to schedule a virtual
interview with the Board of Directors.
STEP 3: Virtual Parent/Guardian and Participant Orientation
Once you have been selected to participate in the Mentor Program, the
Parent/Guardian and Participant will need to attend a Virtual Orientation.
STEP 4: Mentees will be paired with a Mentor
Once you are paired with a Mentor, the Mentor will contact the parents to schedule the
best day/time and method to meet with the mentee once per month.
Interested in serving as a Mentor with W.A.K.E., Inc.? Please complete the Volunteer Application.
Once we receive your application, we will contact you for an interview.
Please note that ALL volunteers with W.A.K.E., Inc. will be required to complete a thorough background check.
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