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Bowie Teen Mentoring Program Volunteer Internship Feb - June 2021 for Undergrad and Grad Students

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City of Bowie Youth and Family Services

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Bowie Youth & Family Services, Teen Mentoring Program seeks an undergraduate or graduate intern to support program management activities. All intern activities will be virtual. The ideal intern will be available to work at least 8 hours per week. This internship is unpaid. Students who require a field placement or practicum as a part of their degree program or course are encouraged to apply.

The Bowie Youth and Family Services, Teen Mentoring Program is traditionally a school-based one-to-one mentoring program serving 8 th -12 th grade students attending partner schools in Bowie, MD. The program recruits, screens and trains adult mentors from the Bowie community with the goals of supporting academic and social development, building self-confidence, empowering positive decision-making, and supporting the student through the challenges of their high school journey. During the coronavirus pandemic, the program has transitioned to e-mentoring.

The Teen Mentoring Program is initiating a Youth Advisory Board, a group of Bowie youth who will advise Bowie Youth and Family Services on the needs and desires of their peers to inform youth programming, and collaborate on a service project to support and uplift their peers.

The intern will report to the Program Coordinator and will support the following activities:

  • Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
    • Assist in facilitating YAB meetings
    • Assist in planning and managing YAB projects and events
  • Program Evaluation
    • Assisting with distribution of survey tools and collection of responses
    • Assisting with analysis of mid-year and end of year evaluation
  • Monthly Match Social Events
    • Planning and convening fun virtual events for mentors and students attend together
  • Large Group Events
    • Planning and preparation for large group events (or virtual events) in March and May

Please contact:

Tia Younger, Program Coordinator

mentor@cityofbowie.org

301-246-0811

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About City of Bowie Youth and Family Services

Location:

2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715, US

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a continuum of community based mental health services and relevant drug and alcohol prevention activities for the youth and families of the Bowie community. We are dedicated to excellence in service, innovation in programming, and responsiveness to our community. Bowie Youth and Family Services, BYFS, was established in 1971 as a youth services bureau to promote positive outcomes for youth, prevent juvenile delinquency, and to help families resolve issues that create tension and conflict. As one of five youth services bureaus in Prince George's County, our defined service population includes families who have children age 18 and under living in the home who live in Bowie or the surrounding communities in Prince George's County. Providing a welcoming environment for families in crisis, BYFS offers expertise in family therapy, a variety of groups, both educational and therapeutic, community outreach services and other school-based services.

Description

BYFS is certified by the State of Maryland as a youth services bureau. Families are referred to BYFS from many sources, including: Prince George's county schools, parents, Department of Juvenile Services, health care providers, insurance companies, and family and friends. Staff includes social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and an alcohol and drug prevention specialist.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2614 Kenhill Drive(Intern Will Work from Home due to Covid Pandemic)Bowie, MD 20715

(38.96151,-76.74134)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 8-10 hours per week working from home due to the pandemic.
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in departments of social work, counseling, psychology, public health, or anything youth/family oriented, or community service related.

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