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Mentor 17-year-old refugee from Central African Republic

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Bethany Christian Services

We are looking for a male volunteer who is interested in mentoring a 17-year-old youth from Central African Republic in our refugee foster care program. This youth has been in the United States since May of 2019. He loves to spend time with his friends and he is very passionate about soccer. He hopes to pursue soccer in college and beyond, but he also works hard in school and is motivated for success. He is an 11th grader at his local public high school, and he has very good English abilities. He has his own car and he will be transitioning out of an independent living plus group home to an independent placement in September. The youth has requested a mentor during this time of transition.

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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.

Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1050 36th St. SESuite 400Grand RapidsKentwood, MI 49508

(42.89767,-85.64011)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • French
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Soccer

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, 4 hours per month.
  • Application, 3 references, clearances, interview, training.

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