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A mentor feeds you the answers. A coach feeds you the process for finding the answers. Become a TasselTurn Coach. 

Remote Volunteer Opportunity at TasselTurn: Educational Coach for Youth in Foster Care

Educational coaching is TasselTurn’s secret sauce. Our coaches are core to what we do. We are looking for volunteers to serve as coaches to youth in care, by providing youth with personalized educational coaching over the web. Our work is grounded in evidence-informed practices for working with youth with high levels of exposure to toxic stress. As a coach you will be trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy practices and Motivational Interviewing so that you can properly support and respond to youth. 

Our near-peer model achieves a 1:1 ratio between coach and youth. Coaches are required to satisfy 15 hours of pre-coach training and upon completion are assigned to a Coach Supervisor, who is a former educator or social worker; coach supervisors support your development as a coach throughout your volunteer life cycle with TasselTurn. 

Minimum Qualifications

As a coach you do not need to have a background in education or social services, we train volunteers in each of these areas, ideally we recruit volunteers with: 

  • An Associates Degree, professional certification or higher
  • Entrepreneurial-like thinking; asset-based vs. deficit-based
  • Ability to remain consistent despite of perceived obstacles
  • Commitment to serving members of underserved communities 
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Ability to devote 8-10 hours of coaching per month
  • Ability to attend one monthly in-person session with youth
  • Highly organized with strong writing and communication skills
  • In complete support of TasselTurn’s mission

Join us in our work to help youth in foster graduate high school ready to THRIVE in college and career. Here’s how you can support TasselTurn. 

Our Valedictorian supporters commit to purchasing one laptop for a youth in foster care. 

Our Salutatorian supporters serve on our advisory board and help fundraise on our behalf. 

Our Graduate supporters serve in general volunteer capacities, and help with special events and outreach.

Party with those you love. Your graduation party can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Just ask your guests to make a donation that will be used to support our work, helping to ensure youth in foster care graduate high school and transition out of foster care and into college or career. Our team will provide support each step of the way.