Little Girls. Big World. Empowerment Group Mentor


(42.420933,-83.19052)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Jun 19, 2017 - Sat Aug 04, 2018

Where

17567 Hubbell Ave Suite 221Detroit, MI 48235


About

Little Girls. Big World. Empowerment Group

Mentor Job Description

Little Girls. Big World. Empowerment Group goal is to empower young girls within the Metro Detroit Area. Our plan to help young girls make positive life choices that enables them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least a year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach a positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Mentor Role

  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in certain activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work towards accomplishing them

Time Commitment

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Spend a minimum of eight hours per month with group of mentees
  • Communicate with mentees weekly
  • Attend an initial one and a half training session, twice a year during each year of participating in the program
  • Attend mentor/mentee group event, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

Participation Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Reside in Metro Detroit Area
  • Be interested in working with young girls
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting time commitments
  • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
  • Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • No use of illicit drugs
  • No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
  • Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-additive period of at least five years
  • Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years

Desirable Qualities

  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences

Benefits

  • Personal fulfillment through contributions to the community and individuals
  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
  • Training sessions and group activities
  • Participation in a mentor support group
  • Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
  • Mentee/mentor group activities and recognition events

Application Process

  • Written application
  • Criminal history check
  • Personal interview
  • Provide two personal references
  • Attend 1.5 hour training session

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 Year

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