Men Needed! Invest in the Future: Inspire Confidence by Mentoring


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

520 King StreetSuite 166Alexandria, VA 22305


About

SOHO - Space of His Own is excited to announce that we are seeking mentors for the 2016-2017 school year.

Sign up for an orientation HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-2017-space-of-his-own-mentor-orientation-beatley-library-registration-26488537930

Space of His Own helps transform the lives of fifth-grade boys by pairing them with local professional men for a yearlong structured mentoring program. Using carpentry and art as the catalyst, SOHO is designed to teach boys to value creativity, live healthy lives, communicate openly, and give back to others. More than a role model, and more than a friend, a SOHO mentor supports and guides youth to success.

SOHO meets once per week during the school year from the hours of 5:30pm-8:00pm. Boys and their mentors enjoy dinner together and participate in sports or teambuilding activities together. Following dinner, the group works on a creative arts or carpentry project, which can range from painting self-portraits to completing a photography exhibit to building their own lap desk. At the end of the year, mentors and families renovate the boys' rooms to create a personalized creative study space.

For the past three years, we have not met program capacity (12 mentor/mentee pairs) for the boy’s program because we have not been able to find the mentors. Last year alone, over 20 youth were waitlisted for the program. Help us put the "men" back in mentor and support Alexandria boys in need!

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lily Rowny at recruitment@spaceofhisown.org or call (703) 746-4501.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week on a scheduled day, 5:30pm - 8:00 pm

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