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Make-It-Click, Inc. is a registered 501c3 youth development organization. Our mission is to disrupts pathways to delinquency for Black and Afro-Latino girls (ages 12-14) through mentoring, prevention, LGBTQ advocacy, and leadership. Services will be offered in DeKalb County Georgia. We exist because an opportunity gap exists in education and juvenile systems that punitively discipline Black and Latina girls, consequentially denying them equitable access to leadership and mentorship opportunities. The "opportunity gap" alludes to the arbitrary circumstances in which people are born-such as socioeconomic status, gender, race, zip code, etc.-determine their opportunities in life, rather than all people having the option to realize their full potential. The narrative for funneling girls has changed as schools are increasingly recognized for being partly responsible for "pushing out" black girls deemed as "problems to be managed" and creation of the "school-to-prison-pipeline." Black girls comprise 14 % of the general population and 33.2% of girls detained and committed by the justice system; additionally, 85 to 90% of LGBT-GNC youth in the justice system are youth of color. Latina girls, on the other hand, are virtually invisible to the education and justice systems. However, scholars report that court-involved Latina girls represented a population at greater risk than court-involved White and Black girls.
Like many incarcerated youths, there are extenuating circumstances that place them at-risk for delinquent acts. For instance, the 2013 Georgia, Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YBRS) reports that compared to their white counterparts, both Black and Hispanic girls were more likely to have been in a physical altercation, made plans to commit suicide, drank alcohol, were the least physically active, and watched more television. For middle school Black girls in Georgia, the impact of the opportunity gap are even more unfavorable. Middle school Black girls in Georgia not only have had serious thoughts of harming themselves but are more likely to have acted on it too. When education and justice systems ignore the underlining factors that foster delinquency for girls of color, they widen the opportunity gap and create continued system involvement extending into adulthood.
Our click4Teens (c4T) Mentoring Program seeks to close the opportunity gap and offers participants one-on-one support from a community volunteer like you and group mentoring from community partners. c4T teaches our youth life skills, character development, and accountability. The click4Teens (c4T) Mentoring Program offers supportive services with the help of our community partners and volunteers for our youth designed to empower them with knowledge to become the leaders our community needs to thrive. c4T focuses on:
- creating opportunities for our Allies and community partners to offer support on health and nutrition, financial literacy, substance abuse, teen dating violence, runaway, and sex trafficking prevention.
- encouraging our participants to explore career paths and discover their interests and passions.
Join us in uniting our communities to close the opportunity gap by becoming a proud Ally today. Becoming an Ally means publicly supporting Make-It-Click’s efforts to make our local neighborhoods a place where all girls of color are empowered for success.
Ally training is provided to all volunteers to gain a better understanding of our youth, program policy, and procedures.
- At least 16 years old
- Must complete Ally training
- Able to provide 3 references (2 personal; 1 professional) pass background, drug and driving record checks
- Must commit to spend a minimum of 5 hours each month in person with mentee for a minimum of 12 months
- Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About MAKE-IT-CLICK INC
5146 GLENDORA DR, POWDER SPGS, GA 30127, US
We bring Black girls, LGBT-GNC youth of color, and communities together to create leaders that build communities and change lives.
Make-It-Click is an African-centered mentoring program established to reduce the referral rate of Black girls and LGBT-GNC youth of color ages 12-to-15 years from school to juvenile courts through African-Centered interventions, mentoring, and school-justice partnerships. The program posits if we form engaged, sustained, and high-quality school-justice partnerships, then we will see a reduction in referrals of Black girls and LGBTQ-GNC youth of color to juvenile courts. And, if African-centered interventions and mentor activities are implemented as planned and with fidelity, then Black girls and LGBT-GNC youth of color will demonstrate increases in healthy youth development.
4522 Flat Shoals ParkwayDecatur, GA 30034
September 21, 2021
- Child Development
- Case Work / Management
- Community Outreach
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Allies commit to one year for their mentee.
- This is not a virtual opportunity. The listing would not place the actual address which is located at the Community Achievement Center, Inc. 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy Decatur, GA 30034.