Since 2007 Dream Academy Learning Center - Orlando at Memorial Middle School (MMS) has been dedicated to empowering students who has a family history of incarceration to follow their dreams to become global leaders during our after school program Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. through academics, technology and mentorship. Committed mentors spend one hour one day a week participating in one-on-one or group mentoring with DreamKids ages 9 to 13 onsite at MMS during our after-school program hours.
We are currently seeking new mentors for the upcoming school year Fall 2017-18. Join today.
For any any questions or concerns contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purpose of Program
* Connect caring adults who commit to encouraging, guiding, and being a friend to an at-risk youth for a period of at least one academic year.
* By becoming part of the network of community members who care about youth, the mentors assist mentees to develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.
* Ability to communicate with youth openly and without judgment
* Ability to establish a relationship based on shared responsibility and respect
* Interest in needs and concerns of children facing difficult circumstances
* Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural or racial backgrounds
* Practical problem solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives
* Take the lead in supporting a youth through an ongoing one-to-one relationship. Serve as a positive role model and friend.
* Build a relationship by participating in activities at the after school program or one of the designated supervise mentoring sites.
* Build self-esteem and motivation in the mentee.
* Assist mentee with setting goals to achieve academic and personal success.
* A mentor role does not replace the parent but to provides friendship.
* Mentors are asked to commit to one full academic year of mentoring.
* Spend one hour of week meeting with mentee.
* Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, community service activities, and program recognition events.
* Willing listener
* Encouraging and supportive
* Patient and flexible
* Tolerant and respectful of individual differences
* Able to take constructive feedback to improve the mentoring relationship
* Able to practice problem solving skills and to suggest options and alternatives
Application and Screening Process
* Written application and two references
* Criminal history check
* Personal Interview
- Child Development
- Crisis Intervention
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Kids Teens Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 year