Creative mentoring programs Space of Her Own and Space of His Own are seeking mentors for the 2017-2018 school year.
SOHO serves 5th-grade vulnerable youth in Alexandria, pairing compassionate and resourceful men and women with program participants. More than a role model, and more than a friend, a SOHO mentor supports and guides youth to success.
SOHO mentors and youth meet weekly in a group setting to enjoy dinner together and work on an arts-based or carpentry project. Each mentor is paired one-on-one with a child as they paint self-portraits, build shelves, make clay lamp bases, and much more. Mentors and mentees also participate in a series of team-building exercises to help develop the SOHO community. The girl’s program has a visual arts-based focus, whereas the boy’s program focuses on carpentry.
At the culmination of the year, mentors pair up to renovate each youth’s bedroom or space using all of the projects that they’ve created together.
Mentors commit to attending the program one night a week from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at one of our Alexandria locations.
If you are hardworking, dedicated, and eager to help a child in need, we want to hear from you!
Attend a January or February Open House:
Space of Her Own, West End
January 18, 25 from 6-8
Location: Art League Annex, 806 N. Fairfax St.
February 8, 22 from 6-8
Location: James K. Polk Elementary School, 5000 Polk Ave.
Space of Her Own, Del Ray
January 17, 24, 31 and February 4 from 6-8
Location: Quander Road School, 6400 Quander Road
Space of His Own
January 24 from 6-8
Location: George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Contact Sarah Maroney at Sarah.Maroney@alexandriava.gov or by phone at 703.746.4687 for more information and to RSVP to a SOHO Open House.
- Life Coaching
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 23
- Orientation or Training