Seeking Professional "Men"tors: Engage in Carpentry, Teambuilding and More with Fifth-Grade Youth


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


520 King StreetSuite 166Alexandria, VA 22305



SOHO- Space of His Own is seeking mentors for the 2016-2017 school year.

Space of His Own serves 5th-grade disadvantaged youth in Alexandria, VA. We pair strong, compassionate and resourceful men with program participants to help them navigate their sometimes turbulent lives. More than a role model, and more than a friend, a SOHO mentor helps guide youth to success.

SOHO-Space of His Own mentors and youth meet weekly in a group setting to enjoy dinner together and work on an arts-based or carpentry project. Each mentor is paired one-on-one with a child as they construct a chest, participate in clay-making, build shelves, and much more. Mentors and mentees also participate in a series of team-building exercises to help develop the SOHO community.

At the culmination of the year, mentors pair up to renovate each boy's bedroom or space using all of the projects that they've built together throughout the year.

The program begins September 2016 and runs through June 2017. Mentors meet with mentees one night a week from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The night of the week is TBD.

If you are hardworking, dedicated, and eager to help a child in need, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Lily Rowny at or by calling (703) 746-4501.


  • Construction
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Home Repair
  • Relationship Building
  • Group Facilitation

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • One night a week September 2016-June 2017

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