Join Friends for Youth's School-based Mentoring program!
Friends for Youth’s is seeking mentors to support young people facing obstacles during the critical transition from middle to high school.
Who: Positive, caring adult volunteers are matched with resilient youth (8th-10th grade) who are facing challenges that have made academic engagement very difficult.
What: Teams of 2 mentors and 5 students meet weekly or every other week 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 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 barriers and stressors (i.e, poverty, lack of time with parents, unstable housing/homelessness, immigration status, past traumas) that make it difficult to graduate high school and reach their full potential. However in partnership with mentors, they can develop their strengths and access new opportunities.
For more information, contact Sarah at 650-482-2871 or email@example.com