Mentors for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

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WAY ALLIANCE

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WAY Alliance mentors are matched with a North Texas youth (age 14-24) with foster care experience. They meet regularly and focus on developing a supportive relationship.

A mentor:
  • is genuinely interested in the concerns of youth who have experienced foster care
  • has a sincere desire to be personally involved with a youth and to help them achieve personal goals
  • is sensitive to people of different educational, economic, cultural, or racial backgrounds
  • has the ability to communicate with youth openly and non-judgmentally
  • possesses strong listening skills
  • has the ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility and respect
  • can empathize with another person’s struggles
  • has the ability to see solutions and opportunities as well as barriers
  • possesses strong problem-solving skills

2 More opportunities with WAY ALLIANCE

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 95Aubrey, TX 76227

(33.2468,-96.967)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • The mentor and youth meet on a regularly for a minimum of eight hours a month (2-4 times a month). The mentor must be willing to commit to the mentoring relationship for at least 12 months.
  • Potential volunteers must first attend a volunteer information meeting before applying. Upcoming meeting dates can be found at https://wayalliance.org/info

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