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Mentor 17-year-old refugee from Guatemala

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Bethany Christian Services

We are looking for a male (preferably Spanish-speaking) volunteer who is interested in mentoring a 17-year-old refugee youth in our program. This youth lives in one of Bethany's group homes on the northeast side of Grand Rapids. He has been in the U.S. since February of 2019, and he is currently a 10th grader at a local public high school.

His case manager shared, "He is a very quiet, reserved resident. He does well in school and he is an amazing artist. He is well-behaved but withdrawn. He enjoys one-on-one time, which is why we think he could benefit from a mentor relationship. However, he is very wary around men, so the mentor would preferably be someone who is not a strong personality but is able to sit in the quiet moments, and not ask too many questions, which can make this youth nervous. It would be helpful to have someone who is able to appreciate his love for music and art."

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About Bethany Christian Services

Location:

1050 36th St. SE, Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, US

Mission Statement

Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.

Description

For refugees fleeing danger, the search for safety can be extremely challenging. And too often, people become numbers in a system that can feel impossible to navigate. That’s why we guide, protect, advocate for, and support refugees. In the U.S., we offer resettlement and continued support services in strategic locations.

Bethany Christian Services' Refugee and Immigrant Services program encompasses adult and family resettlement as well as refugee foster care for Unaccompanied Children and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. Our services for unaccompanied refugee youth include case management, counseling, housing (foster homes, group homes, independent living), classes (New Arrival, Life Skills, driver's training), and volunteer mentoring and tutoring.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

901 Eastern NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503

(42.97987,-85.65087)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Drawing
  • Painting

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year, four hours per month.
  • Application, references, clearances, interview, training.

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