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Connecting Champions

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Connecting Champions is a nonprofit that helps kids and young adults with cancer through friendships with inspirational role models. We build friendships for over 100 child cancer patients per year.

Children with cancer are often out of school for at least one year, away from friends, and dealing with very difficult social & developmental side effects. Our friendships are built to help kids achieve positive developmental outcomes by having a friendly role model at every stage of the cancer journey.

Our role models are athletes, dancers, police officers, teachers, nail stylists, grad students studying to work with kids -- and everyone in between!

Connecting Champions matches kids who have cancer with inspirational role models in the community. We are looking for athletes, dancers, police officers, teachers, lawyers, authors, nail stylists, and everyone in between. Whatever our kids want to be when they grow up, we want to have a inspirational role model who does just that.

We also have a Little Champs program where we seek grad students or recent graduates who are studying (or have studied) to work with children. These Little Champs volunteers are hugely important to the child's friendship.


Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 6 months

Type of Mentoring: One-to-One, Group, Team

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, Low Income, Mental Health Issues, Physical Disabilities/Special Care Needs, School Drop-Out, Single-Parent Household, Special Education, Youth with Disabilities, Other

Mentoring Program Goals: Career Exploration, Education/Academic Support, Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Other

Ages of Youth Served: 7 and under, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, 18-24

More opportunities with Connecting Champions

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Connecting Champions

Location:

6101 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, US

Mission Statement

Connecting Champions is a nonprofit that helps kids and young adults with cancer through friendships with inspirational role models. We build friendships for over 100 child cancer patients per year.

Children with cancer are often out of school for at least one year, away from friends, and dealing with very difficult social & developmental side effects. Our friendships are built to help kids achieve positive developmental outcomes by having a friendly role model at every stage of the cancer journey.

Our role models are athletes, dancers, police officers, teachers, nail stylists, grad students studying to work with kids -- and everyone in between!

Description

Connecting Champions matches kids who have cancer with inspirational role models in the community. We are looking for athletes, dancers, police officers, teachers, lawyers, authors, nail stylists, and everyone in between. Whatever our kids want to be when they grow up, we want to have a inspirational role model who does just that.

We also have a Little Champs program where we seek grad students or recent graduates who are studying (or have studied) to work with children. These Little Champs volunteers are hugely important to the child's friendship.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(40.47206,-79.91367)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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