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Black Male Mentors Needed - Become a Friend to a Youth in Foster Care!

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BEST Kids, Inc.

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BEST Kids is seeking adult male volunteers to become mentors and impact the lives of youth! BEST Kids Mentoring Program provides one-on-one mentoring for youth ages 6-21 in DC foster care. 
The majority of the youth in our program are black youth and we tend to find our young men wanting mentors who look like them and can relate to some of the things they deal with on a daily basis. All it takes is 10 hours, a fun personality, and a little empathy!

BEST Kids is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through our one-on-one volunteering mentoring, extensive training, staff support, and experiential learning-based Peer Groups, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. 

BEST Kids Mentoring Program works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society. Apply today to help a young person become their best selves!

Requirements to become a mentor:

  • You must be 21 years old or older
  • Reside in the DC area long enough to fulfill a one-year commitment
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle (own vehicle or subscription to car service like Zipcar)

To apply, visit www.bestkids.org/become-a-mentor or email Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, Keesha Lockette at keesha@bestkids.org.

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About BEST Kids, Inc.

Location:

1212 4th Street SE, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20003, US

Mission Statement

BEST Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time.

Description

BEST Kids provides one-on-one mentoring for youth ages 6-21 in DC foster care.  BEST Kids works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society. Through one-on-one volunteering mentoring, extensive training, staff support, and experiential learning-based Peer Groups, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. 

To apply, visit bestkids.org or email Aaron Harris at aaron@bestkids.org.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Washington, DC 20003

(38.88314,-76.99023)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • BEST Kids asks that all our mentors commit to at least a year, dedicating an average of 10 hours a month to one-on-one mentoring with a youth in our program.

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