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2019 BranchOut! Multicultural Mentoring Application

  • Applicant Qualifications
    1. Rising 9th graders or current high school students 2. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills 3. Able to work in a multicultural environment 4. Strong in Math, Science, English, Arts, Language, or Technology 5. Students with tutoring or relevant experience preferred 6. Strong team players who are willing to help disadvantaged students 7. Time commitment: 1 week to 5 weeks this summer (Late June to the end of July)
  • Applicants will submit:
    - Application essay (please use a Word processor to edit your essays before submitting onto this application form): Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for Branch Out! (100-200 words) - A copy of your resume (make sure to include leadership experience, extracurricular activities, and any notable awards or achievements. Refer here for ideas. - Name and email of a reference (no letter is required). This can be a teacher, coach, mentor, or anyone who has a professional relationship with you (no parents or friends). - For students who are interested in joining the management team, we need to receive One recommendation from your teacher, coach, mentor, or anyone who has a professional relationship with you (no parents or friends). Please ask your recommender to email their recommendation letter to - Non-refundable application fee (see below for details)
  • Application Fee
    Early bird (before February 15th): $35 Before April 25th: $45 Before May 20th: $60 If paid through PayPal: Click on the checkout with PayPal button. You will be redirected to a page to login with your PayPal account. Once this is done, follow the directions given by PayPal to submit your payment. If you do not have a PayPal account, there is an alternative option to pay with credit card or debit card on the login screen (may require you to scroll down). If paid by check: Answer all required questions on the form. On the final page of the form, enter nopayinto the discount code field, which will allow you to submit your application without paying through Paypal. You must still send your payment through check. This discount code does not waive your application fee. Please write the check payable to Veritas Education Leaders and mail it to: Veritas Education Leaders 1751 Pinnacle Dr #600, McLean, VA 22102 *Please include applicant's name, grade level, and school name on the check.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Q: Do I still have to apply again if I've participated in BranchOut! in previous years? A: Yes, everyone, regardless of previous experience must apply again. Q: Do existing officers still have to apply? A: Yes, all officers must apply to participate in BranchOut! again. In addition, leadership team positions end in June each year, so we will have a new round of people who will be competing for the position each year. For those interested in being in the leadership team again, this means that you must reapply each year both as a mentor and as a leader. Q: When can I expect to hear back? A: Upon submitting the application, students will immediately receive a confirmation email with a link to sign up for an interview slot. If you do not receive this email, it may be in your email's spam folder. If this is not the case and you still have not received the interview sign-up link, please reach out to our leadership team at Q: Does BranchOut! provide transportation? A: No, BranchOut! does not provide transportion—mentors must be able to find their own transportation. Q: What is the management team selection process like? A: We will review all management team applications, interviews, and recommendation letters and invite qualified candidates to present during our training in June. Following the presentations, we will make final decisions regarding leadership team placements. Q: Can rising freshmen apply? A: Yes! The BranchOut! application is open to rising freshmen through rising seniors. Q: Where are the mentoring sites this year? A: As of now, the exact mentoring sites are unconfirmed, but there will be locations in both Virginia and Montgomery County.

IMPORTANT: Applications are now closed for all Virginia students. Maryland students must complete applications through this form by June 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Note: All new and returning student mentors are required to apply. Students will be required to pay a $150 deposit once an offer to the program is accepted. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the 2019 summer program. 

Once the application is submitted, students must sign up for an interview slot in the confirmation email. Applicants have to be in high school or a rising 9th grader. "Like" our FB page for the latest interview updates. 


Reach out to our student ambassadors or email (we will respond within 72 hours. If you don't hear from us, please try again).  Please do not call or Wechat us. Thank you!



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Which subjects can you confidently tutor? (click all that apply)


Algebra I

Algebra II


English/Language Arts







When will you be able to participate and volunteer in the program? These weeks are subject to change, but please do your best to pick your choice(s) now. At least one week of participation is required.

6/24 - 6/28

7/1 - 7/5

7/8 - 7/12

7/15 - 7/19

7/22 - 7/26

Reference Name and Reference E-mail Address (Name, E-mail - no letter is needed). If you are applying to the management team, be sure to ask your reference to email the recommendation letter to DO NOT put Dr. Wu as a recommender. Please note that this is NOT the person who referred you to the BranchOut! program. The reference is essentially a recommender who can speak well to your behavior inside or outside the classroom and your skillset. Your reference must be someone you have a professional relationship with, such as a teacher or mentor, and should NOT be a family member or friend.

Please upload a copy of your resume (Word or PDF.) If you want to send an updated version of your resume, email it directly to

Upload Resume

I am interested in joining the student management team.

If you are applying to the management team, be sure to ask your reference to email the recommendation letter to

Applications are not complete until an application fee has been received. Please select your payment method:

If paying with PayPal or credit/debit card, pay with the checkout button below. If paying with a check, follow the directions at the top of the page under the "Application Fee" tab. Note: for those paying through PayPal, you must come back to this page and press the submit button in order for your application to be submitted.

If you have a discount code, enter it below. Once you've finished typing it in, press enter and a green check mark will pop up, indicating that the discount has been applied and that you can click on the PayPal button to proceed with the discounted application fee.


* Please give the application a few seconds to process after you press submit. If you still have not received confirmation of the submission, go back to make sure all fields are filled out correctly.

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