SummerCollab Mentor-Tutor Wilmington, DE · Part time

Mentor- tutors meet with low-income first-grade through eighth-grade students. One-on-one mentoring supports the community by providing consistent, effective, and personalized tutoring and mentorship.


SummerCollab co-creates youth programs that energize kids to love learning, play wildly and believe in the power of their unique talents.  We envision a world filled with imaginative, confident young people who believe in their unique talents, intelligence and unlimited possibility.  Our signature programs, Tyler’s Camp, Literacy Corps and the Community Mentor Network, provide new experiences and rich activities designed to narrow learning gaps in low income communities.  We focus on cultivating self-worth, self-discovery, and meaningful human connection.  Through these programs, kids learn to be vulnerable, persistent and curious while exploring new experiences. An outcome of this work is improved confidence, academic engagement and performance.  

Community Mentor Network Program Description: 

Community Mentor Network facilitates a coordinated strategy that provides 1:1 support to youth in the community who have experienced unprecedented learning loss and social-emotional skills during the pandemic. Through this effort, SummerCollab recruits, trains, and activates Mentor-Tutors from local HBCUs, colleges, and communities in which mentees live.  

Mentor-Tutors are trained and placed at a variety of community access points to meet youth where they are. These locations may include churches, afterschool programs, and child care centers.  

Through this model, mentor- tutors are readily available to low-income first-grade through eighth-grade students. One-on-one mentoring supports the community by providing consistent, effective, and personalized tutoring and mentorship. 

Mentor-Tutor Job Description: 

Mentor-Tutors are the drivers of our mentorship and reading support program. A Mentor-Tutor’s major responsibilities will include:

  • Available weekdays after 3:00pm
  • Developing and fostering meaningful and positive relationships with students 
  • Planning and facilitating social-emotional exercises and activities with students 
  • Planning and facilitating individualized literacy intervention lessons, supported by given curriculum
  • Tracking attendance and student performance data
  • Personalize programming to fit individual mentee needs
  • Engage students in rebuilding a relationship with school once the year starts
  • Empower students to create changes in their communities
  • Facilitating selected assessments and analyzing results to appropriately target instruction

Our Ideal Candidate

All Mentor-Tutor applicants must be at least 17 years of age and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Candidates within the SummerCollab network must align with SummerCollab’s mission, our impact on children, communities, and schools. The ideal candidate will be a near-peer that has excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated desire to work directly with children. Previous experience working with children is recommended. Ideal candidates possess the ability to build relationships, work as team members, and adapt to new situations. Candidates will be willing to learn and possess an open-mindedness to differing perspectives and ideas.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Undergo all necessary background checks and meet all clearance requirements
  • Attend all SummerCollab training and required events
  • Engage family members and volunteers in programming


  • $17-$20/hour for up to 12 hours a week 
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Leadership and management experience 
  • Making an impact in the lives of children and the community

Terms of Service

  • Serve on-site at partnering agency in Wilmington 
  • Must attend training and professional development as scheduled
  • Must provide State and Federal Background and Child Abuse Clearances
  • Attend weekly staff meetings


SummerCollab is an equal opportunity employer that strives to be a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, partners, community, volunteers, contractors, and vendors. We respect and value diverse life experiences and cultures and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. 

SummerCollab does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression/identity, age, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical ability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


$17 - $20 per hour