Mentor a Junior or Senior High School Refugees!
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The Global Scholars program enhances PAIR’s existing after-school support for resettled refugee youth in their pursuit of high school graduation, career exploration, and post-secondary education. In this community-based program, adult volunteers are paired with students in 11th or 12th grade of high school. Each mentor commits to supporting and guiding a young refugee for a period of at least one year to help the student develop and reach his or her personal, academic, and career potential.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.pairhouston.org/vol-app-1/
Mentors must be 21+, have a college degree and be able to pass a background and motor vehicle record check.
About Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)
8303 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 718, Houston, TX 77074, US
The mission of PAIR is to empower refugee youth to reach their highest potential by connecting them with college and community volunteers to build positive mentoring relationships and provide educational programs that offer academic enrichment, cross-cultural understanding, and the resources and motivation to pursue higher education and other opportunities. At the same time, PAIR provides its volunteers with leadership opportunities and experiences that increase their understanding of global issues and ability to work with diverse cultures.
The vision of PAIR is to work with nearly 450 refugee youth annually by 2015, helping them become adjusted, engaged, and self-sufficient members of society. PAIR's programs are part of an integrated series that follows students from shortly after their arrival in Houston in their middle-school years through high school and into post-secondary education. By supporting vulnerable youth during their critical early adjustment to their new lives in the Houston community, PAIR's programs allow youth to pursue an educational path that will improve their quality of life and fully develop their potential.
3300 Chimney Rock Rd.105Houston, TX 77056
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Reading Comprehension
- Relationship Building
- Reading / Writing
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Youth Services
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 6 hours per month
- After completing the application, you will be contacted with next steps.