Be A Mentor: Lunch Buddies - A Brighter Future Begins with You!


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Various Charleston County SchoolsVarious Berkeley County SchoolsNorth Charleston, SC 29405


About

The Lunch Buddies program is one-on-one mentoring with an elementary student, grades K-5. The focus is relationship building between the mentor and the student to develop social and emotional skills through conversation, arts & crafts, sports & games, academic support, and other activities. It’s time to pass the torch to the next generation - a brighter future begins with you!

Mentor’s Responsibilities:

  • Be able to commit to at least one school year as a mentor

  • Spend a minimum of 3 hours per month with the student in a supervised academic setting

  • Build an encouraging and supportive relationship with one student based on mutual trust and respect

  • Serve as a positive role model and caring adult by modeling desirable behaviors (i.e. patience, tolerance, active listening, etc.)

  • Accept and relate to youth who may not share the mentor’s lifestyle and values

  • Act as a mandated reporter if any child abuse is suspected

Mentor Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Successfully pass a background check

  • Provide 2 personal references

  • Complete mentor orientation session prior to starting as a mentor

  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting time commitments

  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures

Mentor Benefits

  • Find satisfaction in working with youth during formative years of development

  • Opportunity to serve and share from own life experiences

  • Opportunity to engage in new experiences, cultures, and meet new people

Be A Mentor is a local Charleston nonprofit organization that offers 5 signature school-based mentoring programs, partnering with 20 schools and organizations throughout the Lowcountry. Be A Mentor enables youth to develop positive relationships with caring adults who empower them to reach their full potential through mentorship.

For additional information, please contact us at info@beamentornow.org or 843.554.5987.


Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per month for a school year
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