As the children in our program have gotten older, there’s an interest and a need for a teen class. This new program began in January of 2016!
For ages 12-18, the aim of this class is to help the teenagers of El Porvenir advance their English speaking ability. For the students who are in 'colegio’ (high school), we work to practice the vocabulary that they are learning in their class and for those who are not in colegio, it helps them continue on with the English that they learned in our PEP classes previously. The classes are typically project and activity based to encourage the students to use their English in a practical way, to develop teamwork skills, and have a safe and motivating environment. We are working to develop a higher education and job skills training element to the class as well as a community service aspect.
We have a small supply of laptops that can also be used with students in this program. We work with the teens at their own level.
Porvenir English Program for teens (PEP-teen) operates 3X a week in 2 locations. Volunteers will work in our other children's programs during their open hours.
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Visual Arts
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 20
- Min 6 weeks; Can sometimes accept shorter stays
- Sense of humor and sense of responsibility! Spanish is a plus!