Mentoring: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2737 HolyokeAnn Arbor, MI 48103

Our very first camp retreat was held September 6-8, 2013 at Camp Storer, near Jackson. Members of the Our House Board of Directors, Youth Advisory Board, mentors and volunteers mixed with 8 amazing young people for a weekend of campfires, hayrides, horseback riding, high ropes and a little life skills building.

About

Our Mentors are instrumental in fulfilling Our House’s goal of propelling youth to reach their full potential and equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to function independently and contribute to society. They must possess a sincere desire to be personally involved with another person to help him or her achieve personal and career goals. Mentors will develop supportive relationships with foster care youth participating in the Our House programs and aid them through emotional support and social and recreational development. The Mentor provides caring companionship to supplement the work of parents, teachers, counselors, social workers and other social services and education professionals.

Each Mentor will be provided with initial training before working with youth and ongoing support throughout the program. The average Mentor will put in approximately 6 to 12 hours each month in services to our youth. This commitment may come in larger or smaller doses, but the Mentor must be consistent. While Mentors may serve longer than one year, the minimum expectation of any Mentor will be one year.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-12 hours/month
  • Contact us for other opportunities to get involved
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