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Educational Youth Mentor

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center located in Derry, NH is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, committed to creating educational programs and services to strengthen individuals, families and the community.   Founded in 1986, our organization has provided support, services, education and resources to all who inquire.  Our center is a warm and welcoming place, striving to foster a sense of belonging and purpose, while providing information and guidance to strengthen children and families, and build a stronger community.

Our mission: ”Strengthening individuals and families by providing them with education,services and resources needed to live healthy, self sufficient lives”.

It is our vision that we work to create a strong, vibrant and self sustaining community where conflict and hunger, homelessness and poverty, and ignorance and intolerance no longer exist.  We look to a day where all families thrive and children have within their reach the tools to succeed.  We will work to achieve our vision by living our mission and honoring our values each day.

The Educational Youth Mentor will assist the HiSET Program as the Teaching Assistant/Tutor supporting the program to meet the needs of the students.  In combination with this role, this candidate will also  be the Community Service Learning Opportunities Facilitator, leading teens in community based projects. 

The Upper Room partners with Pinkerton Academy to offer a HiSET preparation program for youth who are at risk of dropping out of school.  We pride ourselves on having a small, supportive environment for students to reach their full potential.  Our program goes beyond typical test preparation to ensure students have the skills, information and resources they need to be successful in college or in their career of choice.  We are passionate about this program and believe in the work we do. 

CSLO (Community Service Learning Opportunities) partners with  area agencies  to provide meaningful and relevant community service learning experiences to teenagers.  These opportunities connect youth to their community, all while building life and job skills.


The Educational Youth  Mentor will assist the HiSET Program staff in preparing students to pass the HISET Exam, as well as to facilitate meaningful service learning projects through CSLO.     The schedule is:


















  • Establish  positive  rapport, while  maintaining appropriate boundaries, with youth to encourage, engage, motivate and support them in the learning process
  • Serve as a role model and mentor
  • Maintain open communication and establish positive, collaborative relationships
  • Immediately report concerning behaviors, safety issues, etc, to Program Coordinator   
  • Act as representative of The Upper Room,  following expectations and guidelines


Assist the instructor in planning and implementing lessons, activities and tutoring for the 5 HiSET subject areas
Provide differentiated group instruction and individual tutoring to develop student knowledge and skills


Conduct intakes with new participants
Maintain and build community partnerships, recognizing as well as meeting each agency’s unique service project needs


The ideal candidate will have strong math skills, a Bachelor’s degree, experience working with at risk youth and the ability to meet changing participant needs.  A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a clean driving record are also required.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Michelle Brauch  at

Applications being accepted through August 9, 2017 , interviews are being held August 10th for this positon.

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Date Added: August 7, 2017

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