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STEP UP

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Being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can offer advice, share life their experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges. The development of a trusting relationship is priceless for an individual who does not have a trusted support network.

  • Primary Mentors connect 1:1 with a young adult at Step Up. They offer support, encouragement, and a listening ear. Primary mentors are encouraged to build relationships with the young adult though quality time spent together.

  • Specific Mentors provide opportunities for young adults to engage in a specific activity or skill with them, for example a cooking class, or sharing a favorite leisure time activity.

More opportunities with STEP UP

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About STEP UP

Location:

PO BOX 1626, MUSKEGON, MI 49443, US

Mission Statement

Step Up provides housing, mentoring, educational guidance, and life skills training within a Christian environment for young adults 18-24 years old. Step Up serves those seeking a successful transition to adulthood.

Description

Step Up was formally organized in May of 2015 after the founding board members learned of the significant number of youth in our community aging out of the foster care system. These youth, like other foster youth throughout Michigan, age out of their foster homes at age 18. Less than 50% of former foster youth maintain strong, supportive relationships with their foster families. When they age out, they are expected to live on their own.

The Step Up board of directors recognizes the unique needs of foster youth as they age out of the foster care system. There is also a significant number of young adults in this same situation who have not been in the foster care system. We are committed to helping all interested young adults become successfully independent.

Step Up’s purpose is to equip and empower young adults with the tools and skills to live self-sufficient, responsible, and productive lives. Our approach provides mentoring, educational guidance, life skills training, and strategic community partnerships within a Christian environment.

Additional residential facilities will be added as opportunities and donor funds allow.

Community
Faith-Based
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greater Muskegon AreaMuskegon, MI 49443

(43.23424,-86.17333)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • There are many opportunities to mentor with time commitments ranging from 1-2 hours per month up to 1-2 hours per week.

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