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. Due to COVID, we had been conducting our program virtually for two summers (2020 & 2021) with a 5-week academically intensive component. Our hope and plan is to return to an in-person residential experience for the upcoming summer (2022).

If you are a Pomona College student and are interested in serving as a Teacher's Assistant, Math Tutor, or Resident/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.

  • Monday, February 21st, 2022 at 6:00pm (PST)
  • Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 6:00pm (PST)

Application Deadline: Monday, March 7th, 2022

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