We are looking for 4-6 adult mentors to work alongside 12 youth ages 14-18 in a workshop setting. These workshops will be held every other Wednesday from 4-5:30. This group mentoring program will go for 6 months starting March 14th 2018. At the end of the 6 months mentor connections will have likely formed and you will continue to mentor a youth from the workshop one on one.
The JourneyUP Mentor Project (JUMP) provides young people ages 14-24 currently in foster care, formerly in foster care or facing homelessness with mentoring friendships, a community support, and connections to resources to overcome barriers to success.
At age 18, youth in foster care "age out" of state custody. Many have nowhere to go and no one to turn to for help. Without supportive relationships, they struggle with homelessness, legal issues, medical emergencies, personal care and poverty.
JUMP assists youth to develop life skills, accomplish goals, and find resources to become independent by providing access to adult mentors and to basic services such as housing, employment, educational opportunities, medical and dental, and mental health services.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- At least one year