Teaching & Mentoring Opportunities

Teaching & Mentoring Opportunities

Listed below are opportunities with brief descriptions of each program along with the website and contact information.

St. Olaf TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) Mentoring Program
Since 1993, the St. Olaf TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program has coordinated mentoring programs which offer 200 + St. Olaf students the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with nearly 400 inner-city, multicultural students in grades 6-9.

For more information please contact:
Heidi O’Hair, ohair@stolaf.edu (x3780), Program Director
Fay Dacey dacey1@stolaf.edu (x6241),  Administrative Assistant


St. Olaf TRIO Upward Bound (UB) Tutoring and Summer Program
TRIO Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program designed to help high school students get to college by providing academic and personal support and guidance. St. Olaf College Upward Bound students are from families below 150% of poverty and would be the first generation in their family to attend college. St. Olaf TRIO Upward Bound has been hosted by the College since 1989.

For more information please contact:
Mari Avaloz, avaloz@stolaf.edu (x3708), Director of Upward Bound
Kim Hildahl, hildahl@stolaf.edu (x6241),  Assistant Director


Breakthrough Twin Cities
Breakthrough Twin Cities is a six-year, tuition-free academic enrichment and college preparatory program that helps under-resourced students prepare for college success. Their goal is to identify young people who are in need of and who will take full advantage of the support that the program offers.

Breakthrough’s highly rated Teaching Fellowship takes place every summer. With its “all-day, every day” nine week commitment, Breakthrough’s trademark summer Teaching Fellowship is very intense. It is a lifestyle more than a job … an unmatched opportunity to have a real impact on students. Fellows teach two core courses, plan field trips and special events, and participate in parent conferences.

For more information please contact:
Rachel Banen, rbanen@breakthroughtwincities.org, Program Manager