Be a Peer Mentor for a teen with High Functioning Autism


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When

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

Where

86 South Main StreetSt. George, UT 84770

About

As a peer mentor you will be paired up with a student with high functioning autism and assigned to a not-for profit volunteer site with up to three other student pairs. The responsibilities and benefits for your participation include the following:

  • Modeling social skills for the students with high functioning autism
  • Performing a community service assignment alongside your student partner
  • Learning to find things in common with people who are different from you
  • Gaining experience to help you in the work force later on. (Volunteer experience may be used as a reference for employment.)
  • Acquiring community service hours to complete requirements for school coursework
  • Participating in two social activities with the other students

The students are required to perform a total of 3 hours of community service/job training a week for 9 weeks. Peer Connections provides real world experience in an employment setting focusing on the following essential employment skills.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Must commit to 3 hours a week for 9 weeks
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