Join the Connect mentoring program!
Friends for Youth’s Connect program is seeking mentors to support young people through the critical transition from middle to high school.
Who: Positive, caring adult volunteers are matched with resilient youth (8th-10th grade) who are facing socioeconomic obstacles, especially with the transition into high school.
What: Teams of 2 mentors and 5 students meet weekly for fun and meaningful mentoring sessions that focus on relationships, education and leadership skills. Mentors build trusting relationships with their mentees and empower them to make connections on campus and in the community. Through fun activities and exposure to opportunities, students develop their skills for high school and beyond.
Where: In Redwood City at Hoover Community School, McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT) and Sequoia High School. There are also optional field trips.
When: 1-2 hour mentoring sessions in the morning and afternoon Monday through Friday (specific times will be provided).
Why: Many youth in our community are up against socioeconomic obstacles that make it difficult to reach their full potential. However in partnership with mentors, they can develop their strengths and access new opportunities. Mentors have the chance to participate in intergenerational and cultural exchange that impacts their lives as well as their mentees’.
For more information, contact Sarah at 650-482-2871 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Child Development
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 20
- Orientation or Training
- 2017-2018 School Year
- TB Test