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Become a Mentor: Youth Services of Kittitas County

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Youth Services of Kittitas County

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Though mentoring relationships that focus on goals such as academic achievement or self-improvement are helpful, Youth Services Mentor Program's adult volunteers concentrate on the child, letting the friendship find its own impact and letting the child lead the way. Adult friends do not act as parents, teachers, disciplinarians, coaches, therapists or saviors. Instead, they act as friends, providing a listening, encouraging, caring presence that the child can count on over time. This respectful approach opens doors to mutuality in an adult/child relationship that is, sadly, all too rare for children today.

Adult over 18 who is responsible, background checked, and can commit to weekly meetings with a youth for one year.


Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 12 months or longer

Type of Mentoring: One-to-One

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, Foster, Residential or Kinship Care, Gang At-Risk, Gang involved, General Youth Population, Homeless/Runaway, Incarcerated Parent, LGBTQ Youth, Low Income, Mental Health Issues, Parent Involved in Military, Physical Disabilities/Special Care Needs, School Drop-Out, Single-Parent Household, Special Education, Youth with Disabilities

Mentoring Program Goals: Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Reduce Recidivism

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

More opportunities with Youth Services of Kittitas County

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Youth Services of Kittitas County

Location:

213 W. 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926, US

Mission Statement

Though mentoring relationships that focus on goals such as academic achievement or self-improvement are helpful, Youth Services Mentor Program's adult volunteers concentrate on the child, letting the friendship find its own impact and letting the child lead the way. Adult friends do not act as parents, teachers, disciplinarians, coaches, therapists or saviors. Instead, they act as friends, providing a listening, encouraging, caring presence that the child can count on over time. This respectful approach opens doors to mutuality in an adult/child relationship that is, sadly, all too rare for children today.

Description

Adult over 18 who is responsible, background checked, and can commit to weekly meetings with a youth for one year.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Ellensburg, WA 98926

(46.99653,-120.54787)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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