Mentor a disadvantaged/at-risk Framingham or Waltham High school teenager


(42.3175,-71.4021)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Framingham High School115 A StreetFramingham, MA 01701

About

No one makes it in America without some kind of mentor. Whenever successful people look back, they cite those older adults who influenced their development, even though they knew each other for only a short time. For at-risk kids facing steep odds against success, finding mentors is not only helpful but essential. They can't make it all by themselves. Since 1998 over 700 at-risk Framingham and Waltham High School sophomores have been paired by the Foundation with mentors from MetroWest area companies, including Staples, as well as other community agencies. Volunteer mentors are needed for Training and Match Ups each fall and spring. We also need volunteers immediately to mentor students who have lost their current mentors as the mentors had to leave our program for personal or job-related reasons. For more information and an application, please contact Foundation staff at maziedir@gmail.com or phone 508-782-7545.

The students are referred by school counselors based on their need for an adult guide in their lives. Mentors are asked to commit for 1 year and spend a minimum of 8 hours per month with their mentees in activities that will raise their self esteem, encourage them to focus more on their education and career options and enable them to take control over their lives. Mentees set goals around community service, their education and their career options and the Foundation presents achievement awards which include lap top computers. $2000 scholarships are awarded to mentees upon high school graduation. An annual golf tournament held in June at the Framingham Country Club, and participation in the Rodman Ride For Kids in the fall help offset these expenses. More information about the Foundation and mentoring program can be found at http://www.mazie.org. For those interested in learning more about this opportunity to make a positive impact on a young teen's life, please contact the Framingham Mentoring Program Director: Lauren Kracoff, John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation Tel: 508-782-7545 Fax: 508.358.0766 Email: maziedir@gmail.com

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours/month
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