Truancy Prevention Program Volunteer Mentors

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Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Truancy Prevention Program

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  • 55 people are interested

Be a positive influence. Have a great conversation with children. Enrich and Empower Community, Society and Self. One Student, One family at a time.

The State's Attorney's Office Truancy Prevention Program (TPP) is looking for Volunteer Facilitators, Mentors and Site Coordinators, for the fall semester 2018 from September through December. We will be serving over 150 middle school students, and you will make a difference! 7 out of 10 children in the program experience a 60-65% reduction in unexcused absence.

The Truancy Prevention Program consists of 10-weekly meetings each semester in Montgomery County Public middle schools during school hours between the hours of 8:30-3:00.


Mentors serve as positive role models for the middle school students. They will provide consistent support, guidance and motivation. They will talk to students about goal-setting, planning, self-advocacy, hearlthy peer interaction, decision-making, aspirations, etc.

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About Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Truancy Prevention Program

Location:

50 Maryland Avenue, Community Outreach Unit, 4th floor, Rockville, MD 20850, US

Mission Statement

THE TRUANCY PREVENTION PROGRAM The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Truancy Prevention Program is an early intervention program with the mission to improve attendance of middle school children in Montgomery County Public schools by discovering the root causes of truancy and assisting students and their families with issues that impact attendance. The program confronts school absenteeism by addressing academic, school, personal, and family-related factors. The Truancy Prevention Program is a voluntary and supportive program designed to keep children in school and families out of court.

Description

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office serves the public interest through fair and honest administration of justice by exercising responsibilities to: prosecute criminal violations in Montgomery County; educate the public on criminal-justice issues; train lawyers for future service; address inequality and promote fairness in the criminal justice system; ensure access to the criminal justice system; promote professional relations with judges and attorneys; and further the efficient use of criminal-justice resources. The Truancy Prevention Program is an undertaking of the State's Attorney's Office Community Outreach Unit, to keep children in school and out of court.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

50 Maryland AvenueMontgomery CountyRockville, MD 20850

(39.08346,-77.15005)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Mediation
  • Mentoring
  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for 10 weeks per semester
  • at least two hours a week

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