Mentor a Youth who is Aging-Out of Foster Care - Matawan/Keyport NJ

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AGE-OUT ANGELS FOUNDATION

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Age-Out Angels provides mentors to youth when they age-out of Foster Care to give them a chance in life.

Volunteers needed to work on a one-to-one basis with a young lady, age 21, who is aging-out of the foster care system and would benefit by having the guidance of a caring adult or adult care-team. This youth has a job and housing near her work. She needs you to just be there-sometimes to guide, sometimes to smile, always to remind her that she is worthwhile. If you have room in your heart for a child, saving their life is a reward that will last forever. No previous mentoring experience required. We will train you.

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About AGE-OUT ANGELS FOUNDATION

Location:

9 CAMELIA CT, LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ 08648, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build an army of volunteers with love in their hearts who are willing to be friend and guide to one youth who needs them. Age-Out Angels matches volunteer mentors with youth as they age-out of the foster care system to provide support, friendship, and guidance, thus enabling the youth to evolve into productive members of society. We train volunteers to guide youth toward a path where they can secure shelter, food, clothing, transportation, education, employment and more via programs that are already provided by the state. Unfortunately, many of these programs involves bureaucratic procedures and these youth need help to access these programs and maintain their benefits. The role of the volunteer is simply to help and support. There is NO adoption component to Age-Out Angels.

Description

In 1992, Greg and Robin Rapport adopted their first of two wonderful children. During that process, the Rapports were introduced to the foster care systems. As their own children grew, Greg and Robin saw first-hand the difference that a stable, loving family makes in a child’s life.

The Rapports were particularly disturbed by the potentially horrendous plight of children who age-out of the foster system. They saw that these children often have few, if any, life skills that they can use to their advantage in the real world. Age-out children’s educational skills are frequently far below grade level, making it difficult for them to go to college or maintain meaningful employment. In many cases, these children are simply waiting to be victims. Their fate is frequently homelessness, incarceration, or death.

The Rapports are dedicated to being a positive force in the protection of children who may not have the parental support necessary to avoid the pitfalls that can swallow those who are young, naïve, and easy prey when not properly guided.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

100 NJ-36Keyport, NJ 07735

(40.42557,-74.19757)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week
  • We train

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