Teen REACH volunteer (Calvin Coolidge site)
Teens already have a lot on their plate, and the uncertainty of the past months has not made growing up any easier! However, studies have found that caring, positive adults are one of the best predictors of student success.
Teen REACH is an after school program throughout the state of Illinois that aims to prepare pre-teens and teens for success in their future life. Our site is run by Goodwill of Central Illinois and operates out of Calvin Coolidge Middle School, serving students in grades 5-8. We chose to start up this new site this year to help students get back on track after being out of school for most of last year.
Youth in the program will receive healthy snacks, have time for tutoring and homework help, learn life skills, complete STEM projects and experiments, and design and complete service learning projects to improve their community. Plus, each day they will be able to choose some fun recreation activities and build friendships.
We are looking for volunteers who can join our group once a week to assist with passing out snacks, help kids with homework, ask them about their day, and play games or complete crafts with them once they've completed that day's lesson. A little caring and kindness can go a long way toward helping youth grow into successful adults.
About Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.
2319 East War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61614, US
Mission of Goodwill of Central Illinois:
Supporting individuals and families who are working to better their lives.
Mission of Goodwill GoodGuides:
The mission of GoodGuides youth mentoring program is to empower youth to make positive choices that enable them to maximize their current and full potential.
Goodwill GoodGuides is a national youth mentoring initiative dedicated to providing positive youth development for youth ages 12-17.Youth are paired up with an adult volunteer from the community who will serve as a mentor to provide a positive influence through a structured and supportive relationship. The mentoring relationship is designed to guide the youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal current and future potential.
2708 West Rohmann AvenueWest Peoria, IL 61604
August 11, 2021
- General Education
- Youth Services
- Child Care
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- We're hoping for volunteers who can help out at least once a week
- As of right now, volunteers will need to be masked during the program. We follow the masking and Covid safety guidance of our public school partners.