Urgent Need for Mentors for Foster Youth


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

East Bay - Alameda CountyOakland, CA 94605

For more information, copy and paste web address into browser! http://www.beamentor.org/apply

About

Currently, the Be A Mentor Program has an urgent need for mentors for foster care youth in the Alameda and Contra Costa counties. These youth are in desperate need of a mentor, someone that they can talk to, spend time with, and who will be their friend.

They need someone to say "I believe in YOU!"

Why Mentor?

  • Assist youth in making positive choices,
  • Explore careers and higher education,
  • Improve youth's grades,
  • Assist youth's in setting goals for the future,
  • See new things and places, and have fun!
  • Be a positive role model and friend
  • Mentoring boys and girls is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community

What can you do?

  • Mentors connect with a deserving child to help them see their potential.
  • Mentor is a role model and friend.
  • Mentors take part in a community to raise the children where we each have a role.

How does it work?

  • Mentors spend minimum of 8 hours per month together
  • Focus on schoolwork
  • Go to movies
  • Sporting events or museums
  • Simply talk and be a trusted friend

For more volunteer information copy and paste the link below into browser!

www.beamentor.org/apply


Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with at-risk and academically low performing youth since its founding in 1992 and continues to connect youth with dedicated volunteer adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a direct mentoring service to at-risk youth (such as those in foster care; with incarcerated parents; susceptible to gang participation, drug/alcohol abuse or teen parenting; homeless/in transition or academically struggling).

Skills

  • General Education
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours a week for 1 year
  • References, In-Person interview
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