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Make a difference. Be a Virtual Youth Mentor!

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Catholic Charities, Lake County Services

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Would you like to help a local youth? Would you like an excuse to be a kid again? Become a youth mentor! Catholic Charities is currently recruiting mentors to work with 9-12 year-olds in Lake County. Studies show that volunteering a just a few hours a week can have a lifelong impact on a young person. If you are at least 21 years old and are willing to commit just 2 hours a week for a year, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mentoring can be fun and flexible. Once you’ve been matched, you develop a schedule and plan activities that work best for you and your mentee. During the pandemic, all our your interactions will be virtual. We will provide you with ideas and support to help you find the best way to connect with your mentee. Quarterly virtual events that include other mentors and mentees are available too.

Express Interest below to get more information!

According to various educational studies, kids who have mentors have:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

You can really impact the life of an at-risk child.

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About Catholic Charities, Lake County Services

Location:

671 South Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085, US

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent, and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. Catholic Charities is guided by the core values, Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.

Description

Catholic Charities Lake County Services has provided a comprehensive range of social services in four important areas: basic human needs, families and individuals, the needs of children, and senior services.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1-2 hours a week for one year
  • Driver's License preferred as it may be needed post-pandemic.

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