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Foster Children: They Need More Than A Friend, They Need A Mentor!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

East Bay - Alameda CountyEast Bay, CA 94601

For more information, copy and paste web address into browser! http://www.beamentor.org/apply

About

Every young person has potential...As a mentor you can help unleash it!

Right now, the Be A Mentor Program for Foster Care Youth throughout Alameda County has dozens of kids living in foster homes or with other than parents who are seeking a mentor--someone that they can talk to, spend time with, and look up to. Someone who will say, "I believe in YOU!"

Why Mentor?

  • Assist youth in making positive choices,
  • Explore careers and higher education,
  • Help improve youth's grades,
  • Assist youth's in setting goals for the future,
  • See new things and places, and have fun!
  • Be a positive role model and friend
  • Mentoring boys and girls is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community

What can you do?

  • Mentors connect with a deserving child to help them see their potential.
  • Focus Mentor is a role model and friend.
  • Mentors take part in a community to raise the children where we each have a role.

How does it work?

  • Mentors spend minimum of 8 hours per month together
  • Focus on schoolwork
  • Go to movies
  • Sporting events or museums
  • Simply talk and be a trusted friend

The commitment is for at least one year, but the personal rewards for both the mentor and the youth are endless.

For more volunteer information copy and paste the link below into browser!

www.beamentor.org/apply


Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with at-risk and academically low performing youth since its founding in 1992 and continues to connect youth with dedicated volunteer adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a direct mentoring service to at-risk youth (such as those in foster care; with incarcerated parents; susceptible to gang participation, drug/alcohol abuse or teen parenting; homeless/in transition or academically struggling).

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Relationship Building
  • Life Coaching
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours a week for 1 year
  • References, In-Person interview
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