Sample Cover Letter

Sparty Smith
466 W. Circle Dr. 2nd floor 
East Lansing, Michigan 48824 

Jorge Vargas, Executive Director
Community Mentorship Program
1234 Hope Street
Traverse City, MI 49048

Dear Mr. Vargas:

I am interested in the Managing Director of the Community Mentorship Program. I have been working with a troubled youth for seven months through an at-risk youth mentor program at Michigan State University. I learned about this position from the Kalamazoo County Government employment website.

Through the MSU Adolescent Diversion Project, I was assigned to a youth in legal jeopardy with the juvenile justice system. During my mentor and advocate experience, I was in charge of coordinating and planning each session, educating my youth on self-advocacy, as well as providing necessary resources during the eighteen week intervention period.

My experience in the project has helped me improve my skills in leadership, organization and teamwork and has provided me with extensive knowledge working with troubled youth. I will be graduating with my PhD in psychology from Michigan State University in August and plan on relocating to Traverse City.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to discussing the position and my qualifications with you in more detail soon. I feel confident that I would provide the best care possible for the residents and staff at the Juvenile Home. Please contact me by email at or by calling 517.555.5555.


Sparty Smith