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Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

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The Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) purpose is to foster a sense of self, establish a deeper connection to the Tucson community, and support youth on their quest to become capable, independent and well-rounded adults.

This program matches mentors with refugees 15-24 years old within their first 5 years of resettlement. Together you work towards the mentee's goals, related to vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation.

Mentorship enriches the lives of both the mentee and mentor. We offer 1-on-1 and small group mentorship models. To ensure that the program requirements are being upheld below are the commitments that the mentor must agree to before being enrolled in the program and matched with a mentee.

Attend an on-site mentor training and program kickoff event (where I will be matched with my mentee).

  • I agree to obtain a fingerprint clearance card .
  • I agree to work with my mentee to set a SMART goal that he/she can achieve in 4 months.
  • I agree to meet with my mentee for 4-5 hours a month, for a minimum of 4 months.

RYMP staff & Lutheran Social Services of the South West understand the importance of your time so do our best to make you feel a part of the family. We do this by expressing our gratitude, checking in monthly on the relationship, offer professional development opportunities, free entry to Tucson events, and are happy to write letters of recommendation. Along with hosting monthly mentor appreciation events. Create your own schedule that works for you and your mentee.

Invest in your community. Change a life. Become a mentor today!

How To Apply

bballa@lss-sw.org

https://forms.gle/GYRDVq3dJ9sXpkQYA

Once your application is received, you will be invited in for a brief informational interview and to complete necessary paperwork.

RYMP is committed to recruiting mentors who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People from all backgrounds, bilingual candidates, and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. Mentors will receive training on the volunteer mentor role, in addition to ongoing support from RYMP staff.

RYMP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, military veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

RYMP is dedicated to helping to close the opportunity gap within our Tucson community.

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About Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Location:

10201 S 51st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044, US

Mission Statement

Showing kindness, doing justice, and serving those in need.

Description

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest lights the way in 10 Arizona counties, caring for the most vulnerable in our community since 1970. Serving 1 out of every 90 Arizonans, we partner with individuals, congregations, and government agencies to offer services and resources for refugees, children and adults with developmental disabilities, families, the poor and homeless who need food and shelter, and seniors. For many of the people we serve, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is the face of our community.

Serving Southeast, Southern, Central, and Northern Arizona

To learn more about our programs, call 480-396-3795 or visit www.lss-sw.org. You can also visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lsssw.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1231 North Norris AvenueTucson,, AZ 85719

(32.23811,-110.94277)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 months
  • Background check required.

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