Mentors needed for 4th and 5th grade afterschool program for underserved community


(33.78595,-118.246796)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1115 Mahar AveWilmington, CA 90744

"I was a stranger and you invited me in."-- Jesus

About

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is one of the largest human services providers in California and operates 24 community centers and five homeless shelters, as well as a variety of programs serving the poor including: in-home services for homebound seniors; refugee resettlement; youth employment services; counseling; affordable before-and-after school care; immigration assistance; pre-school for low-income children; and temporary worker center. In addition, Catholic Charities oversees Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), which coordinates interscholastic athletics for the elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Mahar House is seeking a vibrant, responsible Mentor with great listening skills, patience and a sense of humor.

According to MENTOR, a national mentoring partnership initiative, a mentorship is a structured and trusted relationship between a caring adult and a child. There are about 17 million children in America who live in at-risk situations that deter them from living to their true potential, according to MENTOR, and mentors across the nation are developing relationships with youth that empower these children to succeed.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop a personal and positive rapport with a child
  • Meet consistently with the child and ensuring the meeting times are enjoyable and comfortable. Additionally,
  • Work with the youths to establish goals such as achieving good grades and attending college
  • Assist children in creating life action plans, such as a goal time line
  • Act as a cheerleader, coach and advocate for children
  • Provide children and families with resources in the community

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Min. 2 hours/day. Must be committed to schedule
  • Must pass Live Scan

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