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Mentor Youth with Cornerstone Kids!
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Want to make a difference in a child's life? Become a mentor with Cornerstone Kids! Mentors in this program work one on one with children of incarcerated parents and at-risk youth to provide a positive role model and trusted adult in the child's life.
Catholic Charities' Cornerstone Builders programs seeks mentors for children (ages 9-17) for children of incarcerated parents and at-risk youth. Cornerstone Kids mentoring is a year-long commitment of at least 8 hours per month at your convenience/ the convenience of the mentee and their family. Mentors do not have to be Catholic and may also indicate a preferred age range for their mentee, though most mentees are pre-teen to teen age range. Mentor will spend time with mentees doing activities chosen by the mentor/mentee...anything from simply getting an ice cream cone or playing board games, to trips to the zoo, museums, or sporting events. There will also be program sponsored events to meet other mentor/mentee pairs and participate in group activities. Currently, much mentor/mentee activity is virtual, however, socially distanced activities can occur. Mentors must have a desire to help children, to be able to listen, and be open to dealing with children dealing with difficulties in their home life.
More Details: While our Cornerstone Builders program helps formerly incarcerated persons, we also recognize that children with incarcerated parents need positive, present role models, and that’s why we provide mentors to Cornerstone children. Children with incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to become incarcerated without positive intervention. Mentors must complete a safe environment training, two background checks, a mentor interview, and mentor training.
About Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
1000 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113, US
We create a just society by welcoming the most vulnerable among us, walking beside them and working to meet their needs. We help our neighbors meet immediate needs and face long-term challenges. We steward our resources with transparency and efficiency. Together, we create a community where everyone is able to live with dignity and hope.
Since 1938 Catholic Charities has been offering life-giving programs, advocating for the voiceless and empowering the most vulnerable to foster a more just society. Catholic Charities has over 30 programs and three affiliated ministries in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Our programs engage and serve members of the community from pre-birth to the elderly but all of them fall under one of the following areas:
- children and families
- domestic violence
- education and young adults
- food and nutrition
- housing and homelessness
- disaster recovery
- immigration/refugee resettlement
- justice and employment
- physical and mental health
- pro-life services
- senior services
If you’re a local resident and are interested volunteering with us, you will be asked to attend a Volunteer Information Session at 1000 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113. Please check the website below for the dates we will be holding these sessions and we look forward to seeing you there!
If you’re interested in volunteering and are from out of town please send a message with your group size, and dates/times of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1000 Howard AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70113
October 1, 2021
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- minimum 4 hours/month