Summer Mentor for Youth in Rogers Park


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Jun 26, 2017 05:45 PM - Thu Aug 03, 2017 07:45 PM

Where

7632 N. Paulina St.Chicago, IL 60626

Chicago HOPES for Kids seeks to transform lives by providing academic support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters.

About

Did you know that approximately 21,000 Chicago Public School students were identified as homeless during the 2015-2016 academic school year?

Chicago HOPES for Kids empowers these homeless students to succeed academically. With the goal of sustainability, Chicago HOPES for Kids collaborates with schools, shelters and communities to provide after school support for students living in homeless shelters throughout Chicago.

Our after-school program is an opportunity to provide academic support, and build relationships with children K-5 who are experiencing homelessness. As an after-school volunteer you will empower students through learning, and have fun along the way! Volunteers assist in facilitating our easy-to-follow curriculum . The curriculum includes:

  • Literacy support

  • Active Play

  • Enrichment activity (a read aloud, paired with a corresponding activity)

Volunteers will work with 1 to 3 children at a time depending on the number of students at the site.

Volunteering with Chicago HOPES for Kids will give you the satisfaction of helping and guiding a child's academic and personal development! If you're interested in volunteering or would like to know more about the program, please contact us at volunteer@chicagohopesforkids.org or visit our website at www.chicagohopesforkids.org!

Time-Commitment

The program takes place in one of our partnering shelters for a designated two-hours, Monday-Thursday. We ask that volunteers select a site and consistent day of the week that they will volunteer for the entirety of the program semester. Through your commitment, you will build stronger relationships with the students we serve.

Requirements:

-Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED
-Must attend a two hour mandatory training session
-Must pass a background check
-Must be comfortable working with multiple students in an occasionally fast-paced environment
-Must commit to one tutoring session (1.5 -2 hours) per week for the duration of the 16 week semester

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week

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