*Mentor & Tutor Youth in Our After-School Programs! - PPL Scholars in Minneapolis (South) - Tutor-Mentor

PPL Scholars in South Minneapolis – Tutor-Mentor


Program Description: Project for Pride in Living (PPL) builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.

PPL’s tutoring & mentoring program, PPL Scholars, serves families transitioning out of chronic homelessness by supporting youth in grades K-5 to thrive through relationship building, literacy tutoring, and enrichment activities in 1:1 matches with volunteer Tutor-Mentors.  



  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:45pm
  • Mid October-Mid May (accepting applications now!)
  • Attend required trainings


Location: PPL's Collaborative Village Apartments (2020 Elliot Ave. S., Minneapolis)



  • Work 1:1 with a young person on positive social skills, literacy, and enrichment activities such as art or free play
  • Develop a relationship with a young person using a strengths based and culturally informed approach
  • Help maintain a safe, productive, and fun environment
  • Communicate with staff to provide feedback on young person’s academic and social progress



  • Ability to work independently and maintain consistent weekly attendance
  • Enthusiasm to learn alongside young people
  • Patience, understanding, and flexibility to adapt to each youth’s needs for the day
  • Commitment to empowering others by sharing your skills and knowledge
  • Experience with youth in grades K-5th helpful
  • Passion for working with youth from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Interest in working with youth at varied levels of academic and social development
  • Comfortable interacting with parents/guardians to support youth success



  • Develop a meaningful relationship with a young person
  • Support and materials provided by PPL staff
  • Training provided on literacy development, trauma, social skills development, and cultural competency


To Apply:

  • Complete our online application at www.ppl-inc.org/volunteer
  • You will then be contacted by Kaia Zeigler, Volunteer Services Intern, to complete these steps:
    • Phone interview
    • References check
    • Background check

Questions? Contact Kaia.Zeigler@ppl-inc.org / 612.455.5199

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening