Mentor and Advocate for a Foster Youth!


(32.224518,-110.971306)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

200 N. Stone AveTucson, AZ 85701


About

Are you passionate about youth and education?

Do you have personal experience with or compassion for foster youth?

Do you know that students in foster care are 50% less likely to graduate high school and 75% less likely to perform at grade level?

Did you know that over 80% of foster youth want to attend college, yet only 3% attend a four year college?

Did you know that educationally successful foster youth report that it only took one person believing in them, talking to them about education, and helping them with homework to change their path?!

Last question, I promise: Do you want to be that person?

FosterEd Educational Champions work with a foster youth one-on-one talking about educational goals and strengths. They also work with the team that surrounds the child, working with behavioral health, DCS, and their family support to help their student succeed in the long-term.

The students who need Volunteer Educational Champions are those that have no other adult in their life that is capable or willing to help the student succeed in school. They need you to fill that role.

Check out our website, http://foster-ed.org/volunteerspima.html and email me, alarson@youthlaw.org, with any questions about the work.


Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Case Work / Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies, averaging 1-4 hours/week
  • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card and TB test, we provide both!

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