Mentor with MIKE. Be a health mentor in a teacher-managed classroom
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Interested in helping today’s youth develop through health education? Mentor with MIKE!
Apply NOW to be ready to be placed with youth in January 2020!
Find support for your academic and career path as you support local youth, gain experience and hone skills in health education and youth development. MIKE is accepting applications for health mentors starting as early as January, 2020!
MIKE empowers youth to be health leaders through education, mentorship, and community outreach.
Health and education are linked. The level of education is the best predictor of health outcomes. The healthier you are the more likely you are to attain an education. The more education you have, the more likely you are to be healthy. Therefore, MIKE works toward health equity & educational parity. MIKE’s vision: All people meeting their potential of vibrant good health, contributing as members of a vibrant, strong society.
You will act as a guide and positive role model for a group of 3-5 youth. You will join a teacher-managed classroom and MIKE staff to work with your youth along with a team of other mentors and their assigned youth. Mentors facilitate small group discussions, assist with hands-on activities, participate in a field trip, and facilitate a final Health Leadership Project as each youth team creates a project to promote health within their own community. Mentors will take turns providing healthy snacks to the class (paid for by MIKE Program).
When and how often: Mentors meet once per week, only during weeks when school is in session
Where: North Portland: In a high school health classroom at De La Salle North Catholic High School in North Portland just off the Yellow Max Line.
Day/Times: Meeting day Thursday. Usual meeting time: (you may apply for one or both sessions):
- 10:45 AM-12:10 PM (with youth 11:00-11:55 AM)
- 12:20-1:30 PM (with youth 12:35-1:30 PM)
Placement with youth: January 9, 2020-June 4 2020
Benefits to Mentoring:
- Professional Development
- Experience working with adolescents from diverse backgrounds
- Free training and support in areas of adolescent health, youth development, and education
- Making a difference by guiding youth to learn about and embrace healthy behaviors and attitudes
- Possible eligibility for academic credit, internship credit, or volunteer hour (direct service hours!) completion credits
- Professional recommendations for committed and dependable qualifying mentors
- At least 20 years old
- Commitment throughout entire project time: every time/every week school is in session. It is imperative that once placed as a MIKE Program mentor, unless with prior arrangement, you attend all mentoring sessions and complete your term of service so that as a MIKE mentor you do not join the ranks of adults who have disappointed a vulnerable teen.
- Live in the Portland Metro Area
- Reliable transportation (includes public transportation)
- Interest in public health, education, youth development, social service, diverse communities
- Role model for health
- Good communication and listening skills
- Encouraging and supportive
- Patient and flexible
- Punctual and responsible
- Embraces individual differences
- Responsive to e-mail communication
- Open to participate in training and give feedback on your experience
- Complete on-line mentor application, which includes your resume, and provide at least 3 references
- Orientation and Interview with MIKE Program staff
- Fingerprint background check and reference check
- On-line and in-person on-boarding and training-arranged at time of interview
- Plan any potential absences with MIKE staff prior to undertaking this volunteer opportunity
- Attend a free full day MIKE Program Mentor Training just prior to placement with youth at Providence St. Vincent Hospital (9155 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, Oregon 97225) Date To-Be Determined mutually.
To learn more and apply online, please visit http://mikeprogram.org/get-involved/become-a-mentor/.
9155 SW Barnes Rd., Ste. 219
Portland, OR 97225
About Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program (MIKE Program)
9155 SW Barnes Road, Suite 219, Portland, OR 97225, US
Our Mission is to empower youth to be health leaders through education, mentorship and community outreach.
MIKE Program is a community-based non-profit organization. We partner with schools and youth agencies serving economically disadvantaged, racially/ethnically diverse teenagers. MIKE Program brings information and activities which put overall health promotion in the center of teenagers’ educational and social experiences, preparing them to develop community strength through outreach to others and exposure to health care careers.
Our holistic programming guides us towards our goals:
- Empower youth to embrace and promote healthy behaviors
- Introduce youth to health career options
- Develop cultural and service skills of early career health professionals
- Advance health equity within communities at risk of poor health outcomes
De La Salle North Catholic High School7528 N Fenwick AvePortland, OR 97217
- Youth Services
- Life Coaching
- Fitness Instruction
- Background Check
- Must be at least 20
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours/week inclusive of travel