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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2220 W. 29th StOrlando, FL 32805


About

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 info@usdramcademy.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.

Qualifications

* 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

Mentor Role

* 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.

Time Commitment

* 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.

Desirable Qualities

* 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

Skills

  • 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

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