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Be a DSABC Mentor - Make a Difference in One Hour a Week

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DSABC

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DSABC is seeking caring adult volunteers to mentor students in Danbury Public Schools. You can make a difference volunteering just one hour per week.

A mentor is a friend, cheerleader, supporter and positive adult role model. DSABC mentors engage weekly in a one on one relationship with a student. Mentors share their time playing games, reading, talking, listening and helping with academics. Mentors provide moral support and encouragement. All activities take place on school grounds during the school year. Mentors are assigned based on preference for age level and proximity to work or home. DSABC mentors serve students in 13 elementary, 3 middle and 3 high schools in Danbury.

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About DSABC

Location:

42 Beaver Brook Road, Ste #1 - Curiculum Resource Ctr, Danbury, CT 06810, US

Mission Statement

Danbury Student and Business Connection (DSABC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fosters collaboration among Danbury Public Schools, local businesses and the community to promote lifelong learning and the successful transition of youth into society and the workforce. The mission of DSABC is to help Danbury Public School students achieve personal and academic success through school based mentoring and scholarship programs.

Description

DSABC manages two School Based Mentoring Programs to support students in Danbury Public Schools. The One-on-One Mentoring Program matches a supportive and caring adult who assists students to succeed in school by developing a one-on-one relationship. Mentors serve as a positive adult role model providing moral support and encouragement. The objective of the program is to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior, attitude toward school, and most importantly, self-esteem and motivation. The long-term goal is dropout prevention.

The One-on-One Mentoring Program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person to help the student achieve his or her potential.

The Workplace Learning E-Mentoring Program matches an industry mentor with students enrolled in the Early College Opportunity Program (DECO) at Danbury High School. Students who graduate from DECO will not only earn a high school diploma but an associate degree from NVCC.

Mentors provide guidance and advice on developing workplace skills and work together on assigned activities via an online platform and several face to face group meetings. The long-term goal is for students to obtain internships and enter the workforce with the necessary skills for success.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Danbury Public SchoolsDanbury, CT 06811

(41.41806,-73.47694)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Hour a Week

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