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Transportation Volunteers *URGENT NEED!*

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Mentoring Plus

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Volunteer!

Mentoring Plus is a unique site-based mentoring program that focuses on high-risk teenagers in the NKY area. We have found great success in giving these youth some hope for their futures by building healthy, loving relationships with them. Many of the youth come from home-life situations that make it difficult to get to our facility for our Program. While we do our best to help the youth get to Program, sometimes our small staff is spread too thin.

This is why we need you!!
To be a great transportation volunteer:
1. You must have a valid driver's license and pass a background check.
2. You must have reliable transportation and/or be willing to drive our 10-passenger van.
3. You must be familiar with NKY and/or be comfortable using GPS.
4. You must be available to transport youth to our Program between 4-5:30pm at least 1 evening per week (Mon-Thur). --> The amount of time will depend on the number of youth needing transportation and their home locations.

What's in it for you?
1. Free food! - Upon arrival at our facility with the youth, you will be welcome to stay for dinner!
2. Better sleep! - You can sleep better at night with the knowledge that you did your part to help some of the neediest youth in our community get to an important Program that will surely affect their future!

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About Mentoring Plus

Location:

801 York Street, PO Box 72202, Newport, KY 41072, US

Mission Statement

With a deep love for youth as our foundation, we believe that by forming relationships of mutual trust and respect, giving equal importance to social, spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional needs, we can empower disadvantaged youth and families to heal, meet basic needs and create opportunities to fulfill their potential and contribute to the well-being of the community.

Description

Mentoring Plusis an initiative unlike any traditional mentoring program. With the vital personal support of a strong adult role model, youth are provided a full array of services giving equal emphasis to social, spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional needs.

HOW IS MENTORING PLUS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MENTORING PROGRAMS?

While one-to-one mentoring is a powerful and proven intervention and the "heart" of the program, we also partner with community agencies to meet the needs of youth and their families.

  • We recognize that addressing critical family needs is key to long-term and lasting change for the youth.
  • We engage youth in their community in positive and healthy ways such as team sports, the arts, organized youth groups and community service. This process offers youth an opportunity to break away from a negative peer culture and form healthy relationships with adult role models.
  • Life Coaches model healthy spirituality and present opportunities for youth to explore their personal spirituality.
  • Life Coaches interact with youth through supervised and structured activities.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • The program serves youth in Northern Kentucky between the ages of 13 and 18 who have a history of substance abuse, poor school performance, delinquency and poor peer and family relationships.
  • Program staff work with the youth and family to develop a Coordinated Care Plan that guides all service delivery so as to meet the needs of each youth and family via Mentoring Plus services or community agency referral.
  • Each youth is matched with a trained volunteer who serves as a positive adult role model (Life Coach), spending about 2-3 hours per week with the youth for a commitment of at least one year. One-to-one interaction between the Life Coach and youth serves as the central program component.
  • Along with mentoring, four core areas are addressed by program staff: substance abuse, life skills, career/job skills and education.
  • The Life Coach, supported and guided by the staff, is the person who directly assists the youth to learn and to effect change.
Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

801 York StreetNewport, KY 41071

(39.08866,-84.49221)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Varies depending on the number of youth needing transportation, as well as their home locations.
  • Reliable transportation and/or willingness to drive our 10-passenger van.

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