Seeking Mentors for At-Risk Youth


(41.05643,-73.54921)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

103 West Broad StreetStamford, CT 06902

About

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) is currently seeking volunteers for its Youth, Empowerment, & Support (YES) Mentoring Program. The YES Mentoring Program will provide children, ages 6-18, with an opportunity to enjoy recreational activities and engage in positive relationships with members of our community. As a YES mentor, you will be serving as a positive role model for an at-risk youth and participate in fun, age-appropriate activities with a child, establishing a positive social relationship. While you are spending quality time with the child/teen, you're also providing their parent(s) with some much needed self-care time.

Each YES session lasts 12 weeks, and you will be required to meet with the child/teen for three hours a week. Every mentor will complete a thorough interview, orientation, and background check. The mentor and family will work together to develop a convenient schedule of enjoyable activities for the child.

To volunteer, please contact Sheila Figueroa at (203) 517-3346 or sheila.figueroa@childguidancect.org.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 Weeks
  • Must commit to mentoring for three hours a week for 12 weeks.

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