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Help guide at- risk middle school students - all from the comfort of YOUR home!

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Los Angeles Team Mentoring

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Who are we?

The mission of Los Angeles Team Mentoring is to guide at-risk middle schoolstudents to realize their full potential as members of our community. Through a unique team approach tomentoring, both virtually and in-person, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during this critical period in their lives. This posting is for our GRYD program.

GRYD, Gang Youth Reduction and Development, is an initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of gang reduction and its efforts are to reduce gang related violence and strengthen individuals, families and communities.

How can YOU help?:

Our team-based mentoring model gives you the chance to impact the lives of 12-15 students with the support of another adult mentor. As a mentor you will work with our kids to complete the activities in the provided curriculum and discuss the valuable life lessons learned from the tasks. Examples of these activities include topics in career readiness, self-esteem and confidence building, maintaining healthy relationships, and resolving conflicts/ disagreements. The ideal volunteer mentor will have excellent presentation, project and volunteer management, leadership and conflict management, team-working, organizational, computer and oral and written communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish and English, experience working with high-risk youth and diverse volunteers preferred.

Oh, did we mention this is all done from the comfort of your home or office? All meetings with our kids will be done online through our mentor portal. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access!

What perks do we offer?:

Not only will you be able to make a difference with our kids, you will also have the chance to build your resume and gain real- world experience. You will be able to network with other mentors that are professionals in a variety of fields. LATM will happily write you a letter of recommendation upon request. This will be a GREAT opportunity if you are looking to be in the education, psychology, sociology, social work or child development field.

What will YOUR impact be?:

This will be the first year we launch our e-mentoring program. Our kids need positive role models now more than ever, and you can be part of this historic move! Despite not being a tutoring program, our mentored youth are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and receive higher grades compared to non-mentored youth. An hour of your time once a week can make all the difference!

More details:

The is a weekly commitment on a scheduled day and time-- on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. Sessions are approximately an hour long. Our program year goes from September 2020 to June 2021!

To receive a New Mentor Application - contact korellana@latm.org -or- pgonzalez@latm.org for an application!

Requirements:

  • Have an electronic device with a camera and internet access
  • Be a CA resident and 18 years or older
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide two personal references
  • Complete a 90-minute virtual mentor training
  • Adhere to all program policies and procedures

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About Los Angeles Team Mentoring

Location:

145 S Spring St, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012, US

Mission Statement

Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Inc. operates the TeamWorks Mentoring Program for middle school students ages 10-14, throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Each team includes a teacher, a college student and a community volunteer paired with 12 middle school students. TeamWorks uses an activity-based curriculum that focuses on team building, leadership skills, community service, and self esteem.

Description

Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Inc. operates the TeamWorks Mentoring Program for middle school students ages 10-14, throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Each team includes a teacher, a college student and a community volunteer paired with 12 middle school students. TeamWorks uses an activity-based curriculum that focuses on team building, leadership skills, community service, and self esteem.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Hour, Once a Week until June 2021

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