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Individual Mentoring for Refugee Youth (Juniors & Seniors)

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Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)

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This volunteer mentor position is to help Houston refugee youth graduate from high school, explore careers, and apply for post-secondary education opportunities. Mentors must be 24+, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to dedicate 6 hours per month to their mentee.

In this community-based program, volunteers are paired with students in 11th or 12th grade of high school. Each mentor commits to supporting and guiding a young refugee for a period of at least one year to help the student develop and reach their personal, academic, and career potential. Program dates run from September 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2022.

Students in the Global Scholars program receive case management services from PAIR staff and assigned mentors, and focus on activities that include researching careers, applying for college, writing personal statements, completing financial aid and scholarship applications, and transitioning to college life.

All interested persons must apply at: https://www.pairhouston.org/global-scholars-volunteer-application

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About Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)

Location:

8303 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 718, Houston, TX 77074, US

Mission Statement

The mission of PAIR is to empower refugee youth to reach their highest potential by connecting them with college and community volunteers to build positive mentoring relationships and provide educational programs that offer academic enrichment, cross-cultural understanding, and the resources and motivation to pursue higher education and other opportunities. At the same time, PAIR provides its volunteers with leadership opportunities and experiences that increase their understanding of global issues and ability to work with diverse cultures.

Description

The vision of PAIR is to work with nearly 450 refugee youth annually by 2015, helping them become adjusted, engaged, and self-sufficient members of society. PAIR's programs are part of an integrated series that follows students from shortly after their arrival in Houston in their middle-school years through high school and into post-secondary education. By supporting vulnerable youth during their critical early adjustment to their new lives in the Houston community, PAIR's programs allow youth to pursue an educational path that will improve their quality of life and fully develop their potential.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Wed Sep 01, 2021 - Tue Nov 30, 2021

WHERE

Multiple locations Houston, TX 77081

(29.71619,-95.48302)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 6 hours per month

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