EAC:Chance to Advance Seeks Volunteers to Mentor Youth


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

60 Plant AveHauppauge, NY 11788

About

Chance to Advance seeks volunteers to become mentors for youth in foster care, a group home setting or who have been adopted. Volunteers will be trained as well as receive the support needed throughout the one year match. Mentors will be paired with one youth within a 20 minute radius from their house. Mentors function as both someone who can listen to their mentee's concerns, serve as a consistent relationship in their mentee’s life while they may be going through some instability but ultimately be their friend. We have found that mentors feel a great sense of personal fulfillment as they see their mentee grow and actually maintain the bond they have created well after their term with Chance to Advance.

Mentors report that they have experienced personal development, learned new skills and even suppressed negative feelings of their own while enrolled as a mentor. Our application process helps us get a better idea as to which mentor should be matched up with a certain mentee- we consider both mentee's and mentor's opinions and personalities to ensure sustainable and suitable matches. Our mentors usually find time to satisfy the required 4 hours per month during the after school hours, evening or on weekends . We offer enough flexibility that the 4 hour/ month time commitment can be spent all at once or can be spread out into shorter meeting times if both parties find that to be best for them. Mentors and Mentees build a bond that is like no other while they learn, grow and most importantly have fun with each other!

Skills

  • Child Development
  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Professional Development
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year commitment -Only 4 hours per month

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