Join The Viscardi Center Mentoring Initiative


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Long Island and New York CityAlbertson, NY 11507

About

The Viscardi Center Mentoring Initiative (VCMI) is a new mentorship program for at-risk youth with disabilities. The goal of the initiative is to improve the outcomes for at-risk youth (between the ages of 11 and 17) with disabilities through high-quality one-on-one mentoring.
The Viscardi Center is seeking adults aged 18+ years to be mentors for at-risk youth living with any kind of disability.
Benefits of Being a Mentor:
* Gain a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
* Develop leadership and management qualities
* Improve communication and interpersonal relationship skills
* Build a larger professional network
* Be recognized for your talents and experience
* Strengthen your own self-worth and confidence
* Learn new things about yourself and others
* Enhance your CV with community involvement
* Better understand how people perceive you
* Grow your circle of friends
* Contribute to the overall well-being of your society

For more information, contact: Michelle Licata at mlicata@viscardicenter.org or 516.465.1415.

"Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee." - Elements of Effective Practice MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership

Skills

  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 ? 6 hours per month for one year
  • Genuine desire to work with and be accessible to mentee

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