Parent Leader


Cause Areas


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


AWOFINCHarvey, IL 60426


Parent Leaders are ambassadors in the community, by offering other parents information about proven "parenting techniques" related to protective factors (and community-based programs to refer their teens to); addressing issues of stigma and help-seeking, and countering the shame and negative experiences that other parents of adolescents are facing.

After completing training Parent Leaders will conduct peer education sessions with parents in this community, whether they take place at parent workshops, community events, small-group discussions or one-on-one dialogues. After the training, the Parent Leaders will then immerse themselves in the fabric of their neighborhoods, prepared to teach other parents how to give "immediate emotional support" to the youth in their lives. Parent Leaders will be the spark for a community-wide skills transfer process.

Parent Leaders will form teams to design and implement service projects which will contribute to building protective factors in their community. Service projects will be designed with an eye toward making a positive contribution to the community well beyond 2020. Parent Leaders and Life Coaches will build community resident, parent-run programs that will reach the community and inner city youth who have been arrested, discipline problems, and/or have had numerous school suspensions.


  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-12 hours per week
  • HR Training & Orientation

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