African-American Mentors needed for Richmond Youth

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Be A Mentor, Inc.

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African-American men and women are needed to be volunteer mentors to youth

Have you been hearing about high dropout rates and been thinking that there has to be something you can do to help?

We need mentors for Bay Area teens, to encourage students as they take on work and have more pressure from new friends and programs. Support and befriend them so that they may ultimately be able to graduate and go onto become successful adults.

There are some serious problems attacking our children...

  • Drugs in their neighborhoods
  • Crime and violence in juvenile gangs
  • Teen Pregnancy launching our teens, unprepared, into adulthood
  • Education failure with school dropouts creating an ignorant population


Fifteen Million kids wake up every morning without a caring adult in their lives.

What Can You Do?

Of the 15 million kids who suffer from these severe problems, some survive to become responsible and productive citizens. Research and experience shows they all had someone in their lives consistently that cared enough to encourage and inspire them.

Why Mentor?

  • Assist youth in making positive choices,
  • Explore careers and higher education,
  • Help improve youth's grades,
  • Assist youth's in setting goals for the future,
  • See new things and places, and have fun!
  • Be a positive role model and friend
  • Mentoring boys and girls is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community

How does it work?

  • Mentors spend minimum of 2 hours per week in person together
  • Focus on schoolwork
  • Go to movies
  • Sporting events or museums
  • Simply talk and be a trusted friend

Youth and volunteers are paired in same gender matches for at least one year.

For more volunteer information copy and paste the link below into browser!

https://beamentor.org/linkpages/mentorasp/specialprojects/project_description.asp?ProjectID=RPALARIC5106211221


Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with at-risk and academically low performing youth since its founding in 1992 and continues to connect youth with dedicated volunteer adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a direct mentoring service to at-risk youth (such as those in foster care; with incarcerated parents; susceptible to gang participation, drug/alcohol abuse or teen parenting; homeless/in transition or academically struggling).

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About Be A Mentor, Inc.

Location:

22693 Hesperian Blvd Suite 170, HAYWARD, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Be A Mentor, Inc. was formed in April 1992 as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit agency. We provide proven and sustainable mentoring programs for agencies by recruiting, training and matching adult volunteers who wish to mentor youth. Copy and paste into your browser to apply http://beamentor.org/apply

Description

The Be A Mentor Program trains Mentor Site Coordinators, pairs caring adult volunteers from the community with youth in one-to-one relationships. Mentors give of their time to be a friend, answering questions, and providing guidance. Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and volunteer their personal time to be a caring friend to a youth. They serve as a role model, advocate, and resource. The purpose of the mentoring relationship is to help youth develop their full potential, both in and outside of the classroom.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Richmond PAL2200 MacDonaldRichmond, CA 94801

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Relationship Building
  • Life Coaching
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours a week for 1 year
  • References, In-Person interview

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