Join the PAYS Team!

Mentor PAYS Scholars This Summer

The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) is a college access program for high school students with a 4-week academically intensive, residential component during the summer. Students come from our surrounding communities and from populations traditionally underrepresented in college – first generation college-going, low income, and/or African-American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian or other groups. 

If you are a Pomona College student and/or a PAYS Alum and are interested in serving as a Teaching Assistant, Math Tutor, Writing Tutor, or Community Advisor in this very unique program, please read the position descriptions below and complete the online application.

Selection Process

All NEW applicants MUST attend an informational meeting at the Draper Center. Dates are available; times will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Check back periodically for any updates. 

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 
  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 
  • Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

RETURNING Staff Application Deadline: Monday, March 6th, 2023

NEW Staff Application Deadline: Monday, March 20th, 2023

After deciding which position(s) you are interested in, please read the position description(s) below:

Please complete the online application available here: 

You are required to submit the following recommendation form OR a recommendation letter from a community leader, supervisor, or faculty member:

Thank you for your interest in applying.  If you have any questions, please email us at