Mentor a kid in Gresham! Singles, couples and families encouraged.

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FAMILY OF FRIENDS MENTORING

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Volunteer mentors provide social supports and healthy, fun activities outside of school for a youth between age 6-12 who lives in Gresham, OR. Mentor singles, couples and entire families encouraged to apply!

Mentors must give 1-3 hours per week for at least one year, and are trained, screened and supported by professional staff every step of the way. Matches may continue mentoring the same youth for multiple years, or until the youth graduates high school.

Mentors schedule outings though the child's parent/guardian and meet consistently to form strong relationships based on trust, listening and shared fun. what happens outside of school, impacts how a youth learns inside of school. Mentors provide positive behavior modeling and social and emotional skills that help kids have more success in the classroom.

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About FAMILY OF FRIENDS MENTORING

Location:

1333 NW EASTMAN PKWY, GRESHAM, OR 97030, US

Mission Statement

Family of Friends builds relationships that elevate kids and families make our community stronger. We envision a world where every child and family has access to responsive systems that help them live healthy, meaningful and productive lives.

Description

For 14 years Family of Friends has been helping low-income families by matching kids with caring, adult volunteer mentors and mentor families. We build systems of support so kids and families build strong connections and the entire community benefits!

With a focus on prevention, our program pairs kids with volunteer adults, couples and entire families as mentors. Our awesome kids live in East Multnomah County, range in age from 6-12 and typically come from low-income backgrounds.

Through weekly outings outside of school, mentors help kids build social and emotional skills linked to academic success, and provide access to safe, fun activities in the community.

We are seeking stable, caring adults, couples and families who can give a youth 1-3 hours per week of healthy, quality time for at least one year. Matches meet outside of school or on weekends. Scheduling is flexible and participants are screened, trained and supported by professional staff every step of the way.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1333 NW Eastman PkwyGreshamGresham, OR 97030

(45.50658,-122.43583)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 3 hours per week for minimum one year.
  • Check-ins with staff, strong communication with child's parent/guardian.

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