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ORGANIZATION: PLAINFIELD YOUTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INC

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Students need you!!!

Mentoring is to provide a child or youth with an adult companionship and opportunities that may not be otherwise available to them. In turn, kids will build character and trust, self-worth, confidence, life-skills, respect, responsibility, integrity, motivation, direction and enhance overall development.

Mentors are provided an overview of the organization and initial training. Each Mentor is required to do an annual full background check, paid for by PYAP. The Mentors will also be trained on the Optima Case Management system.

Once initial paperwork, trainings and background check are completed, the Mentor will be matched with a PYAP child/youth. Once matched, the youth and Mentor will participate in a 6-week structured mentoring group. During this weekly structured mentoring time, all activities will be provided. This is a time to allow the mentor and mentee to work together, get to know one another, and help the mentee learn more about themselves. After the 6-weeks, the Mentor and Mentee will meet at events, sporting or school events, activities in the community or at PYAP location.

Mentors are asked to volunteer for one hour, once a week, for one year.

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About PLAINFIELD YOUTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INC

Location:

3379 Chalice Court, Plainfield, IN 46168, US

Mission Statement

The Plainfield Youth Assistance Program serves as a voluntary early intervention and advocacy process for at-risk youth and families in Plainfield. PYAP engages the community holistically and brings together individuals, businesses, faith-based, and other non-profit organizations to provide support, enrichment, and opportunities for youth and their parents and caregivers.

Description

The Plainfield Youth Assistance Program (PYAP) partnered with the County, Town and Plainfield Schools to empower at-risk kids and families to change their current circumstances to positive outcomes. PYAP serves as a voluntary early intervention and prevention advocacy process for youth, ages 3-17, and families who have experienced challenging life circumstances. PYAP is a program of staff, volunteers, and collaborative agencies that utilize a holistic process to bring together local resources and provide support, enrichment and unique opportunities for youth and their parents and caregivers.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

710 East Buchanan StreetPlainfield, IN 46168

(39.70378,-86.39195)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Orientation and training is 1 hour. There is also a 1 hour training on the Optima Case Management System. Once trained and background check is cleared, all Mentors are asked to volunteer for one year, 1 hour weekly.

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