Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) is looking for mentors for refugee youths newly arrived in Austin. Volunteer mentors must commit to approximately 3-5 hours a week for the length of the school year, September 2016 to June 2017.
iACT matches two mentors to every high school aged teen and responsibilities include helping the whole family adjust to life and education in the United States.With graduation rates of refugee children at less than half what they are for Texas students, it is imperative to help them adjust and hopefully graduate from high school.
THIS IS AN UNPAID, VOLUNTEER POSITION
Any adult willing to make this commitment is welcome to join us, but all candidates must first attend a mentorship training session.
Next Mentorship Training Session: August 31, 2016, 6-8 pm
Where: 2921 East 17th Street, Bldg. D (People Fund Building),Upstairs Conference Room
- Child Welfare
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 3-5 hrs./week for duration of school year