MVLA Scholars is recruiting mentors to work with students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools.

AVID aims to prepare students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, for success at four-year universities. Mentors support students as they learn about the college application process, write their application essays, complete their applications and apply for scholarships.

Mentors do not need college counseling experience; they will receive support and training as they meet weekly on campus with students during their AVID class.

To volunteer and for more information, email Sarah Chang at or visit