The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
U.S. Dream Academy Philadelphia is seeking individuals interested in mentoring local students between the ages of 8 and 14 (grades 3 through 8). Ideal candidates will be passionate about working with young people (particularly high-risk, under-served youth). The goal of the program is to support students in the core areas of character building, skill building, and dream building. Mentors will be available to offer students a familiar, trusted, and consistent presence, while also providing students with exposure to new concepts, supporting the development of their personal goals, and demonstrating compassion as they navigate through potential social and emotional challenges.
Mentors will meet with their selected mentee during an after school program at G.W. Childs Elementary School in South Philadelphia. The after school program operates each weekday between the hours of 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., and mentors may work with mentees on their chosen day anytime between 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.
The role requires a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for a period of 1 year. Individuals who wish to continue serving beyond this point are welcomed and encouraged to do so. A reference check is mandatory, along with the completion of both the Pinkerton Release and FBI Fingerprinting. Previous experience is not required, as participants will receive thorough and ongoing training.
For more information, please contact Mentor Coordinator Lauren Tankersly via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 215-339-1092. To learn more about U.S. Dream Academy, please visit the website at www.usdreamacademy.org.