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Life Skills Mentor for foster teens

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ORGANIZATION: The Hope Center at Pullen

  • 152 people are interested

Purpose: To give a young person (13-24) aging out of foster care the social, developmental, and emotional support of a caring adult.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model, friend, resource, and guide
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Work with HCP staff through emails, phone calls, personal conferences, and group meetings to help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Accept and relate to youth who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values
  • Respect the mentee’s right to self-determination and independence
  • Have fun together


Mentor Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age and have at least a high school diploma or GED
  • Have an acceptable driving record and background check
  • Willing to adhere to all Hope Center mentoring program policies and procedures
  • Have a valid driver’s license, safe/reliable transportation, and proof of auto insurance, and be willing and able to provide transportation for mentee to and from meetings and activities

Time Commitment

  • Make a long term commitment lasting at least one-year, but ideally longer
  • Volunteer will work with program staff and young person to develop a schedule that best fits the needs of the young person
  • Attend an initial three-hour volunteer orientation training session
  • Communicate regularly with program staff

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About The Hope Center at Pullen

Location:

112 Cox Ave, Suite 100-A, Raleigh, NC 27605, US

Mission Statement

The Hope Center at Pullen empowers emerging adults who are transitioning out of foster care in Wake County with the support and connections needed for a safe and stable adulthood.

Description

Any teen who was in foster care over the age of 13, who is either living in Wake County or in foster care through Wake County, is eligible to participate in our Teen Programs. We incorporate trauma-informed practices in teaching life skills so teens are ready for a successful transition to adulthood.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

112 Cox AvenueRaleigh, NC 27605

(35.78438,-78.66106)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours every other week, for a year.

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