our mentorship experience

The Practice Makes Perfect paid summer mentorship offers high-achieving, role model students, grades 8-12, an opportunity to make learning fun and engaging for students who need it most. Mentors are instrumental to achieving PMP’s mission of providing high-quality summer programming in high need communities across New York City. PMP mentors are leaders, high-achievers, aspire to make a difference, caring, and supportive. Mentors will arise from this rigorous and rewarding summer having gained work experience, professional skills, and college readiness to prepare for the future.


Mentorship role

Mentors are positive role models for the students in the PMP program. During the academic periods of the day, mentors encourage scholars and promote the value of education. During non-academic periods, mentors build relationships with scholars, encouraging them to laugh and have fun. Mentors report directly to PMP Teaching Fellows and the Teaching Coach.

Mentors Must Be:

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Innovative
  • Professional
  • Supportive

Applicant Eligibility:

  • A leader and high-achiever
  • GPA of 85 or above
  • Experience working with children or helping others

*High school mentors paid hourly wage, middle school mentors paid stipend.


the application process

**Applications are due by April 1st, 2018!**

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Initial Application

The first round of the application process entails completing background information questions (contact information, education, and relevant skills), answering 1 short-answer essay, and providing the name and contact information of one reference.

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Phone Interview

The second round of the application process is a phone interview. During this round, we will assess the applicant and their ability to travel and work with youth.

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The final round of the application process is an invitation to training. During this round, we will vet each applicant on their ability to problem solve and their willingness to take on leadership roles.


view our mentors impact

Velmanette Montgomery Partner Testimonial

Practice Makes Perfect could be the future of the way teaching is done. Younger students teaching even younger students because they can relate to them better.

—Velmanette Montgomery, New York State Senator