Transform a Space and Transform a Life: Mentor with Space of Her Own and Space of His Own


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When

Mon Sep 12, 2016 05:30 PM - Fri Jun 23, 2017 08:15 PM

Where

520 King StreetAlexandria, VA 22314


About

Creative mentoring programs Space of Her Own and Space of His Own are seeking mentors for the 2016-2017 school year, beginning this September.

SOHO serves 5 th-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. The girl’s programs are on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and the boy’s program is on Tuesday nights.

If you are hardworking, dedicated, and eager to help a child in need, we want to hear from you!

For more information on how to become a SOHO mentor, please contact me, Sarah Maroney at sarah.maroney@alexandriava.gov or by phone (703) 746-4687.

Visit www.spaceofherown.org and www.spaceofhisown.org to learn more.

Also check out our introduction video to the SOHO girl’s program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCnU_sKy9Y

Skills

  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
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