School Sites

We recognize how hard teachers and schools work to meet the needs of their learners. The pandemic and the move to distance learning has made that all the more challenging. The University of Minnesota wants to help! UMN students can serve as assistants to teachers, supporting students with assignments, providing language support to emerging bilingual students, participating in virtual break out rooms during synchronous classes, or mentoring students who struggle with motivation through distance learning.

Commitment to Partners

We recognize that a semester-long university schedule does not always align with the schedules of schools and community partners. As such, we commit to asking instructors for flexibility, to allow UMN students to keep the same placement from one semester to another, and to build consistency and community with our partners. In addition, partners are welcome to ask UMN students to extend their volunteer hours beyond the length of the course.


Resources for Schools and Teachers!

Find resources on how to build your profile and work with student mentors.

Read our tips on how to prepare to work with a UMN Student

View the UMN Program and Course Glossary

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Create your Profile

Whether you're a school or an individual teacher, creating a profile will help you find the best student mentors possible for your needs.

Create a School Profile

Create a Teacher or Classroom Profile

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Search for a Student Mentor

Ready to find the perfect UMN student mentor for your class? Start searching with the link below!

Search for student mentors

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