Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

The Sims-Fayola Foundation is looking for mentors to serve in our Empowered Ambition Youth Development Program that will be launched at Gateway High School in Aurora, CO.

Virtually every aspect of human development is fundamentally shaped by interpersonal relationships. So it stands to reason that when close and caring relationships are placed at the center of youth intervention, as is the case in mentoring programs, the conditions for healthy development are ripe.

Impact of Mentoring
Mentoring is linked with higher aspirations for youth, as well as tied to complimentary benefits on a range of academic and nonacademic indicators. Yet, one in three young people report they never had an adult mentor while they were growing up. Approximately the same proportion can recall a time when they wanted a mentor; yet, they did not have one. That means today in America, approximately 16 million youth, including nine million at-risk youth, never had a mentor of any kind.
Mentoring, done right:
1. Improves Academic Outcomes
2. Correlates with Positive Developmental Growth
3. Causes increased engagement in positive activities

Your Commitment As a mentor you would interact with your mentee using an online platform for a period of 16 weeks starting October 24, 2016. After your mentee completes each one of our modules, you will be asked to reach out via the online platform we provide you to engage in conversation about the module and help him connect the key principles to their life. We are using this platform so we can provide access to mentors from around the world, as well as provide you with an opportunity to serve. With our model, you can literally mentor a young man through your phone at a time most complimentary to your schedule! You do not have to drive to the school to mentor the young man.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 30 minutes per week for 16 weeks
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