EAC:Chance to Advance Seeks Volunteers to Mentor Youth

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EAC INC : Chance to Advance

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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!

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About EAC INC : Chance to Advance

Location:

60 Plant Ave, HAUPPAUGE, NY 11788, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.

Description

Chance to Advance is a program that services Foster care Youth, youth in group homes and those adopted . Children in foster care are at a much higher risk of incarceration, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, lack of self-esteem, and ending up on public assistance. About 70% of youth in foster care do not complete high school. Our solution is to intervene and bring meaningful change to the lives of at-risk children and youth in foster care by providing positive outlooks and enrichment opportunities through one-on-one mentoring and life skills workshops and activities..

EAC Network provides a broad array of educational, vocational,counseling and criminal justice services. The organization’s 70 programs protect children, create opportunities for seniors, promote healthy families and communities, empower people through employment and education, and provide alternatives for people with substance abuse and mental health needs.Today, over 71,000 people rely on our services throughout NYC and Long Island.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

60 Plant AveHauppauge, NY 11788

(40.81372,-73.24438)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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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