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K-12 Connect Virtual Mentoring

GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Mentoring is available for any junior or senior in high school. This program is a free, virtual 1:1 mentoring service that connects a current member of GVSU with a rising high school graduate that is seeking additional assistance with college preparation (e.g. applications, advice and expertise about the transition process, school support, etc.).

Students can choose their mentor and sign up for an initial session. Mentors will work with students to set up recurring sessions every other week moving forward and cover topics tailored to the needs of each individual student.

Students connect with mentors through the Zoom platform.

GVSU K-12 Connect Summer Closure

GVSU K-12 Connect is now closed to the general public throughout the summer. Please watch for updated information regarding the fall (coming soon).

Any schools interested in partnering with K-12 Connect for the upcoming school year may contact Amirah Vosburgh at vosburga@gvsu.edu


Follow These Steps to Find a Mentor

Step 1: Search and Sign Up

You can start the process of setting up your mentoring session by searching for an available mentor. (Please complete Step 2 to fill out a consent form)

Search for an Available Mentor

Instructions for finding your mentor:

  1. Follow the button above to search for an available mentor. 
  2. Filter through the available mentors to find the right mentor to support your or your rising high school graduate.  
  3. Next, sign up for an appointment. 

Remember, you are only signing up for your first initial session with your mentor. During your session, work with your mentor to determine the best day/time/length of sessions moving forward every other week. Your mentor will set them all up for you.  

Specific instructions on how to sign up and create an account profile are provided below:

  1. Choose the best date/time slot for your session.
  2. Click “Login using Personal Email”
  3. Login
    1. If it’s your first time using the system, click “Register” on the bottom left.
    2. If you are a returning user, sign-in with the email address and password you created when you first registered.
  4. Enter your cell phone number to receive a text reminder before your session.
  5. Answer the five questions. Answers will be shared with your mentor.
  6. Click “Submit Reservation”

Visit our FAQs for Families page for more information or contact k12connect@gvsu.edu with additional questions.

Step 2: Consent

Next, complete an online participation form that includes every child using K-12 Connect services.

GVSU K-12 Connect Participation Form

Step 3: Join and Learn

Join your first virtual mentoring session 10 minutes early through the Zoom link provided in your confirmation email. A call-in phone number is provided if wifi is unavailable. Students will begin in a waiting room until the receptionist is available to check them in and move them into their mentoring session.

Get to you know your mentor and share the college preparation areas you need support in! At the end of your time, work with your mentor to determine future sessions. 

Provided below are Zoom backgrounds that you may utilize during your sessions. To use, simply click on a button, save as, and upload into Zoom.

Zoom Backgrounds:                          

Background #1                               Background #3 (White)

Background #2 (White)              Background #3 (Blue) 

Background #2 (Blue)  

Step 4: Feedback

Complete the short survey that will be linked in a follow-up email. This will help K-12 Connect to continually improve the virtual mentoring program.


Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, contact k12connect@gvsu.edu.

You are welcome to speak with a K-12 Connect Specialist by connecting to the K-12 Connect Zoom site and asking to join the support room. A support person is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To connect to Zoom, click the button below and refer to the login information:

Connect to Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 616 331 5000

Password: gvsugo