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Junior High Assistant/Mentor/Coach/Tutor

Mesa Public Schools-Kino Junior High


To develop a highly educated and productive community one student at a time. 2017-2018 Motto: Make it Happen!


About the Internship


Work with 7th and 8th grade students, and parents to support and improve academics. Work directly with teachers to create lessons and implement programs that will increase student achievement.

We are so excited to welcome you to our campus and have lots of ways you can help.  Let us know what you prefer and we will get you set up.  Possible opportunities include...

  • Work with our family support specialist to engage parents, family, and community in school events, recruit and organize parent volunteers, and reach out to community partners for donations and support.  
  • Work with classroom teachers to create and teach lessons.  Tutor struggling and at risk students.  Mentor students with missing work, and low grades.  Provide additional support for students who are on the bubble of state and district test cutoff scores.
  • Coach a quarterly sport.  
  • Provide translation services for teachers and parents.  


Population Served:

We are a Title I Junior High in Mesa Arizona with around 1,100 students.  We serve 7th and 8th grade students (approx ages 11-15) and their parents. You can learn more about our student demographics here.  


Community Need:

Our students need support, and our parents want to offer that support, but there is often a disconnect between what happens at home and at school.  Our parents need information, resources, and sometimes another hand (it takes a village) to support their student's education.  

Community Impact:

We do what we do at Kino because we know how valuable an education is in creating well rounded adults who are prepared to make a meaningful impact in the workplace as well as in their community.

Whitney Houston said it best "I believe the children are our future, teach them well, and let them lead the way."  It may be sappy, but she has a point.