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Community-Based Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Kid Power, Inc.

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One-to-One community-based mentoring with DC students in grades 8-12. Our mentors empower youth to achieve their dreams and change their communities by supporting them in reaching academic, college, career and personal development goals. Youth need more connections and support during the pandemic as they navigate issues in the virtual world. The mentoring program is temporarily operating virtually during the ongoing pandemic and all requirements of the program are adapted to virtual or socially-distanced meetings. Mentors are required to live in the DC, MD, VA area for when in-person mentoring resumes. If you are interested in mentoring, take a look at the program expectations:

  • Motivated!
  • 1 year commitment
  • 4-8 hours face-to-face time each month
  • Weekly phone communication with protégé
  • Communicate with staff monthly

Mentor Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Time to commit to supporting a teen with academic, college, career and personal development goals.

Intake requirements for Mentoring:

  • Complete the Mentor Application
  • Submit two references
  • Interview
  • Mentor Training (online module and live session)
  • State/Local Background Screening
  • Complete fingerprinting for FBI clearance
  • Online Mandated Reporter Training
  • Submit copies of driver’s license and care insurance (if applicable)

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About Kid Power, Inc.

Location:

400 E St. SW, Washington, DC, DC 20024, US

Mission Statement

Kid Power Inc. is a non-profit organization that inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia.

Description

Kid Power is the only nonprofit expanded learning program that operates four interconnected programs that address the academic, social, and health needs facing DC youth. Each year, Kid Power helps hundreds of youth succeed academically, empowers them to become engaged leaders and responsible citizens, and fosters healthy living through school gardens. Our programs include comprehensive, innovative, approaches that engage students, resulting in achieved academic proficiency, positive social-emotional growth, and increased civic engagement through evidenced-based strategies such as hands-on instruction, mentorship and small group instruction, school-day alignment, family engagement, and differentiated instruction and preparation for career and life.

Kid Power’s free programs serve 1,600 students attending the District of Columbia Public Schools.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Employment
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours per month with weekly communication (phone calls)

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