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Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE)

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VOICE connects students who could use social, emotional or academic support with dedicated mentors who foster hope, resilience and self-advocacy in students.

We are an in-school mentoring program that pairs caring adults or high school-aged volunteers with Issaquah School District students for one-on-one, supportive relationships. We provide mentors for students at all grade levels at all 24 Issaquah schools.

VOICE mentors work with students for up to one hour, once per week throughout the school year. Mentors are thoroughly screened (including proof of having been vaccinated against COVID19) and trained before being approved for our program.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at http://bit.ly/VOICEISD.

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About Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE)

Location:

PO BOX 835, ISSAQUAH, WA 98027, US

Mission Statement

The VOICE mentor program sprung from a 2003 needs assessment conducted by the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Especially in this time of severe budget cuts, the gap between the support students need and what they receive continues to grow. Academic and social/emotional needs often go unmet, not for lack of concern and caring on the part of our schools and staff, but because the financial resources simply don’t exist. While fixing education funding is a vast and often overwhelming problem, supporting our kids one by one is possible.


Description

One hour a week spent with a struggling child provides practical help and encouragement. Whether doing homework together, talking through college and career options, or practicing social skills and decision making, one hour a week makes the difference between keeping our kids engaged or letting them fall through the cracks.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Issaquah Public Schools5150 220th Ave. SEIssaquah, WA 98029

(47.55452,-122.04731)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes - 1 hour, once a week during the academic school year

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