Interested in Education, Youth Development, and Health? Mentor with MIKE!


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When

Wed Jan 11, 2017 02:15 PM - Wed May 24, 2017 04:00 PM

Where

440 SE Oak StreetHillsboro, OR 97123

MIKE Program high schoolers deliver a health promotion project to fifth graders at a nearby elementary school.

About

Support local youth while gaining experience and honing skills in health education and youth development by mentoring with MIKE Program! MIKE (Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education) Program is accepting applications for health mentors now for Winter-Spring Semester 2016. Training will precede placement with youth in January, 2017.

MIKE empowers youth to be health leaders through education, mentorship, and community outreach.

Health and education are linked. The healthier you are the more likely you are to attain an education. The more education you have, the more likely you are to be healthy. In fact, the level of education is the best predictor of health outcomes. Therefore, MIKE works toward health equity and educational parity. MIKE’s vision is all people meeting their potential of vibrant good health, contributing as citizens of a vibrant, strong society.

As a mentor, you will act as a guide and positive role model for a group of 4-5 youth. You will join a teacher and MIKE staff to work with your youth in a health classroom along with a team of other mentors and their youth. Mentors will take turns providing healthy snacks to the class (paid for by MIKE Program) and facilitate small group discussions, assist with hands-on activities, participate in a field trip, and facilitate a final Health Leadership Project as each youth team creates a project to promote health within their own community.

Mentors meet once per week in a high school classroom for at least one academic semester or year-long projects. We have spots available for the following projects:

  • De La Salle North Catholic High School in North Portland just off the Yellow Max Line:
    • Thursdays, 10:45 AM-12:10 PM; 12:20-1:30 PM; and 1:35-2:40 PM. Start with youth January 26, 2017-End June 8, 2017.
  • Miller Education Center West in Hillsboro within walking distance of the Blue Max Line
    • Wednesday, 2:20-3:50 PM. Start with youth January 11, 2017-End, May 24, 2017.

Benefits to Mentoring:

  • Professional Development
  • Experience working with adolescents (ninth-graders) from diverse backgrounds
  • Free training and support in areas of adolescent health, youth development, and education
  • Making a difference by guiding youth to learn about and embrace healthy behaviors
  • Possible eligibility for academic credit, internship credit, or volunteer hour completion credits
  • Professional recommendations for committed and dependable mentors

Qualifications:

  • At least 20 years old
  • Live in the Portland Metro Area
  • Reliable transportation (includes public transportation)
  • Interest in public health, education, youth development, social service, diverse communities
  • Role model for health
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Punctual and responsible
  • Embraces individual differences
  • Responsive to e-mail communication
  • Open to participate in training and give feedback on your experience

Application Process:

  • Complete mentor application, resume, and provide at least 3 references
  • Interview with MIKE Program staff
  • Fingerprint background check and reference check
  • Commitment to a full semester mentoring every week. It is imperative that once placed as a MIKE Program mentor, you attend all mentoring sessions and complete your term of service so that as a MIKE mentor you do not join the ranks of adults who have disappointed a vulnerable teen.
  • Attend a free full day MIKE Program Mentor Training at Providence St. Vincent Hospital (9155 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, Oregon 97225). Training will take place on Friday, January 6, 2017 with a potential make-up training TBD.

To learn more or apply online, please visit http://mikeprogram.org/get-involved/become-a-mentor/.

MIKE Program
9155 SW Barnes Rd., Ste. 219
Portland, OR 97225
(P) 503-296-7705
(F) 503-216-2594

(E) info@mikeprogram.org
(W) www.mikeprogram.org

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week

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