Tutor for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
The Hope Center at Pullen
Tutors meet one-on-one with a student every week to enhance the student’s academic skills and promote productive academic habits. Providing help with homework and assisting with test preparation, tutors encourage student to become independent learners.
Tutors will meet with a student at the student’s foster home or a local library on a weekly basis****. Sessions are scheduled around the availability of the mentor and the student. Tutors will work to enhance the student’s academic skills and promote productive academic habits. Providing help with homework and assisting with test preparation will be the main tasks required. These tasks will be completed in a way that encourages the student to become an independent learner.
***Tutoring will take place virtually due to Covid. Were are looking at options for socially distancing tutor meetings at our location, hopefully in the near future.
- Make a long term commitment, lasting at least one-semester, but hopefully longer
- Spend at least one hour of face to face contact every week with the student at a mutually determined location
- Attend an initial three-hour training session
- Attend optional group events, tutor support groups, and program recognition events
- Submit monthly time/activity reports and be willing to communicate regularly with program staff
About The Hope Center at Pullen
1801 HILLSBOROUGH ST, RALEIGH, NC 27605, US
The Hope Center connects young people aging out of foster care in Wake County with the resources and support they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.
Foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social relationships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future.
Provide safe and stable housing, mental health services, access to continuing education, career planning and employment assistance, and, perhaps most importantly, strong and healthy relationships with adults.
The job readiness/personal development program is a support network of opportunities for life enrichment that meet the participant’s individual needs through employment and self sufficiency. Research shows that unemployment and underemployment is a key factor to homelessness and therefore employment development is key. Carefully assessing the needs of each person and developing a customized plan with our supportive services of assisting with employment, education/trade enhancement and personal development helps us provide the most effective resources and services.