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:
1 year commitment
4-8 hours face-to-face time each month
Weekly phone communication with protégé
Communicate with staff monthly
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
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)
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Kid Power, Inc.
755 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, US
Kid Power Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides after-school and summer programs to approximately 350 youth (ages 7 - 18) in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia. Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement.
Kid Power provides daily after-school and summer programs to approximately 350 youth. Programs are designed to help youth achieve success in school, meaningful civic engagement, healthy behaviors, and successful transitions into adulthood. Current Programs include:
Academic Power Hour: Maintaining a 1:8 staff to student ratio, Kid Power provides small group and differentiated instruction aligned with the Common Core Standards to help meet individual needs. Activities include: homework help, literacy building activities, and innovative STEM curriculum. Kid Power prides itself on making learning cool again! Anyone up for math relay races or "steal the carrot" this afternoon?
The Citizenship Project: Working with their high school or college mentors, youth complete a literacy-building and civic engagement curriculum, the "Citizenship Workbook." The workbook includes reading comprehension, vocabulary-building, critical thinking, creative writing, and art activities. For example, youth may design and present posters about the Branches of Government or participate in a mock election! Students connect these academic lessons to youth-led service-learning and advocacy projects.
The VeggieTime Project: Students participate in a multi-faceted approach to health and environmental science education. First, youth participate in STEM learning as they learn a wide- array of nutritional/health, environmental, and "good agricultural" concepts. They apply these lessons to urban gardening programs, introduce fresh produce into their homes, sell a portion of proceeds at local markets, and direct proceeds to fund service projects focused on healthy eating. The program has Kid Power's strongest parent engagement component as participating families support community gardens and attend regular cooking classes.
Summer Leadership Academy: A cohort of Kid Power youth participate in advanced academic courses designed to prevent summer learning loss. Additionally, youth complete a variety of innovative and exploratory enrichment, service, and recreational activities. Kid Power alumni serve as Junior Counselors through the DC Summer Youth Employment Program(SYEP).
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 26, 2021
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
4-8 hours per month with weekly communication (phone calls)