Adolescent Empowerment Mentor (Smart Girl) (Passport to Manhood)
Boys & Girls Club of Harlem
For over 40 years, The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem have committed to supporting our members with leadership and character development. We need adult role models to pass the baton by providing their wisdom and good judgment. The sessions are small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of young adults. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities Youth explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for social-emotional wellness, leadership, academic excellence and community advocacy. Are you interested in being a part of our empowering program, and empower the future? Volunteer with us today!
Location: 521 W 145th St New York, NY 10031
Key Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist with age appropriate academic support, learning initiatives and athletic activities for youth ages 8-12 or 13-17. Volunteers will be expected to support their needs through conversations, academic support, mentoring and sustained engagement. Volunteer will engage group learning enrichment working with both middle school and high school youth groups. Volunteer is expected to maintain confidentiality of all participants.
Qualifications: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is desired, however, not required. Volunteers must also be able to pass a background check if over the age of 18 and have parental permission if under 18.
Time Commitment: We ask that volunteers commit to at least 5 hours of volunteer work per month. Our afterschool program runs from 4pm-7pm and includes special events that may occur throughout the month.
Training/Support Provided: Volunteers will be provided training regarding the program, its goals, interacting with teens and the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem policies. This includes discussing the ambassador program and its goals further. Volunteers will also be supported viaregular check-ins to ensure the program is running smoothly and to answer any questions.
Benefits: Become part of a caring and diverse community. Mentors will have the opportunity to work with dedicated staff and volunteers.
All Volunteers 18 and older are required to fill out a background check form before volunteering. Submit a Volunteer Application. Sign release forms that allow us to perform the screen process. Lastly, Fingerprinting and Medical screening are required by the New York State Department of Health (or: Lastly, based on the New York State Department of Health Guidelines, Fingerprinting and Medical screening are required. )
Boys & Girls Club of Harlem adheres to all CDC, NYS Office of Children & Family Service protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, as the virus is not fully contained, we are not able to guarantee you or others can’t get infected. By agreeing to volunteer, volunteers waive liability for Boys & Girls Club of Harlem during the volunteer hours.
- Temperature Check
- Mask requirement
- Contact Tracing form
- Proper Hygiene
Volunteer Contact Information: Crystal Grant & Melissa Gonzalez
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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About Boys & Girls Club of Harlem
521 West 145th Street, New York, NY 10031, US
Our Mission Statement is to provide access and opportunities for youth to reach their full potential as responsible members of the community
BGCHarlem was founded in 1980 with the purpose of providing a safe, positive, and supportive place for youth which fosters learning and quality relationships, which can have a significant impact on their lives. Also of paramount importance at the time, BGCHarlem founders set out to create a community-focused organization that would uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially in overseeing organizational finances, reporting data on membership and community outreach efforts, while being good stewards of donor dollars and representing itself to the public with the highest of standards.
Since the Club's founding it has been at the forefront of youth development in the community. BGCHarlem maintains a commitment to providing after-school access to character-building, educational programming and opportunities otherwise unavailable to the Harlem youth (ages 6-18) that we service. BGCHarlem fosters a safe environment where our young people can be themselves, have fun and, engage in interesting, constructive activities that channelyouthful energy into challenging pursuits.
Today, over 500 at-risk boys and girls are taking advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. They benefit from trained, caring professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures, and reach their goals at locations across Harlem.