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RAMP Youth Program Mentor's Wanted

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RAMP Employment Works

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Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP)

VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON MENTORS WANTED!! We are currently looking for volunteer mentors who reside in Denver or the surrounding areas to join RAMP to serve our youth in various Denver Public schools both virtually and in-person. Virtual and in-person is based off each school's COVID restrictions.

The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is a high-tech, career-focused mentoring program for youth involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system, including those with disabilities. The RAMP model uses a combination of group, peer, and one-on-one mentoring to promote the successful transition of RAMP youth to employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living. Youth participate in weekly career preparation-focused group meetings, including peer-supported goal setting and exploration of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). While in RAMP, youth have the opportunity to assess and explore their own career interests; develop a plan and set goals for their transition; create a resource map of their community’s high-tech industries; gain workplace soft skills; build resume-writing and interviewing skills; interact with employers and experience a variety of work settings; give and receive peer support; take advantage of group and personal leadership opportunities; design and build a high-tech-related team project, and most importantly... have fun!

Ability Connection Colorado’s, Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP), is seeking adult volunteers both in-person and virtual to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Role of the Mentor

  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship.
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend.
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together.
  • Strive for mutual respect.
  • Build self-esteem and motivation.
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them.

Participation Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Reside in Denver metro area.
  • Be interested in working with young people.
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures.
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process.
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments.
  • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed.
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities.
  • If background includes court involvement, be able to demonstrate current good standing with the justice system and the personal capacity to serve as a consistent, positive role model and mentor for youth.
  • If background includes alcohol and/or substance abuse and/or a mental health need, be able to demonstrate completed or ongoing treatment, as well as a reasonable period of continuous sobriety or stability and the personal capacity to serve as a consistent, positive role model and mentor for youth.

Take a look at what our wonderful participants have to say about RAMP and their mentors!

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About RAMP Employment Works

Location:

801 Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80230, US

Mission Statement

Since 1960, Employment Works has advocated for people with disabilities and for their inclusion as vital members of the workforce. We envision options and choices for people with disabilities as they seek and maintain employment that suits their choices, abilities and preferences.

Description

Employment Works is proud to assist adults and youth, with mild to severe disabilities, as they pursue meaningful employment. We serve more than 4,000 people annually through the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP), Social Security Work Incentive Planning, Colorado Work Incentive Counseling, Ticket to Work and Employment Works job placement programs.

Employment
LGBTQ+
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Denver, CO 80230

(39.71825,-104.88924)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-5 hours a week. This is based off the mentor's schedule and how often they want to volunteer

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