Inspire a Youth...Become a Mentor!


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When

Mon Oct 17, 2016 02:45 PM - Thu Apr 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Where

Change a life! Mentor Wednesdays 2:50 - 4:50Future for Kids on site @ Eagle Ridge Elementary19801 N. 13th St.Phoenix, AZ 85024


About

Volunteer serves as mentor in the 'Discover Your Future’ out-of-school time program with Future for KIDS.

  • Form a bond with youth by serving as a mentor and enrich the lives of youth who face adversity
  • Work in small groups with elementary students grades 3-6
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth

"Volunteering for Future for KIDS helped me as much as it helped the children"- Nick

Specific opportunities to enrich the lives of youth within your small group of mentees are as follows:

  • Facilitate ethics discussions on topics such as: honesty, forgiveness, responsibility, respect
  • Assist small groups of youth with brain-stimulating academic activties (including STEAM activities)
  • Read to youth and hold discussions
  • Assist with fitness and athletic activities such as: football, obstacle courses, yoga, basketball...and many more!

We partner with Title I Schools, Low-income Housing Communities, and Boys & Girls Club throughout the valley to provide our 2 hour "Discover Your Future" Program. Volunteers are able to choose which site they would like to mentor at.

Mentorship Commitment:

  • 2 hours commitment per week
    • Program runs Monday through Thursday at 11 different sites throughout the valley during the afterschool hours (Ranging from 2pm - 6pm)
    • 2 hours with the youth. Mentors arrive 30 minutes prior to program start time for a mentor pre-meeting
    • Mentors serve 26 consecutive weeks as a role model to the youth
    • Mentors choose the site that is most convenient to them
      • Locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Guadalupe

'Discover Your Future’ Program Goal: To keep youth engaged during vulnerable after-school hours by providing them the opportunity to interact with caring mentors in a structured program environment.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours/week
  • Application and Interview
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