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The Garage Community and Youth Center

Mentoring Works
Tania and Lauren at high school graduation

Minimum 1 hour/week for a year. Meet one-on-one with a student to share your experience and influence him/her to reach his/her potential.

Commitment: Minimum 1 year, 1-4 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Sincere desire to be personally involved with another person to help him or her achieve personal and academic goals.
  • Ability to communicate with teenagers and adults openly and non-judgmentally.
  • Strong listening skills; ability to establish relationships based on equal responsibility and respect.
  • Interest in needs and concerns of persons with internal and external barriers to success.
  • Practical problem-solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives.
  • Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural, or racial backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Make a minimum one-year commitment to developing and maintaining a mentor relationship with a teenager.
  • Attend mentor orientation and interview session before being paired; attend mentoring retreat and ongoing mentor training and support sessions at least three times each year.
  • Meet with mentee on regular basis to establish working relationship and to support the student in their academic, social, and career exploration goals.
  • Assist student in solving problems that interfere with the student’s success.
  • Keep meeting logs and other information as requested by mentor coordinator.

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About The Garage Community and Youth Center

Location:

122 Rosehill Avenue, West Grove, PA 19390, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to Empower Youth to Pursue their Potential Academically, Relationally, and Spiritually.

Description

Each school day, students have an opportunity to build their skills and be exposed to new concepts while enjoying time with their peers and community. Our daily program includes a set hour for homework completion where we make sure to have staff and volunteers on hand to help students with any questions, essays or projects they may have. In addition, we provide a time with carefully designed hour-long activities that engage students with new skills that may become passions or potential careers. These opportunities enhance the time students have for much social space and recreation, which give staff and volunteers the opportunity to form trusted and impacting relationships with each of the students who come through our doors.

Volunteers are the critical piece that allows our students to pursue their potential. Your unique experiences, talents + personality unlock our students in ways no one else can. It is only with the involvement of volunteers that our students receive the individual mentoring that changes their lives or the academic support that makes success in school a possibility. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our community and impact youth!

Children & Youth
Community
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

122 Rosehill AvenueWest Grove, PA 19390

(39.82161,-75.82609)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours/month for a year

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