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Future Scouts Peer Mentor - Bay Area

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Future Scouts Foundation

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Interested in working with young people? We are the Future Scouts and we need a lot of adult Future Scout Peer Mentors around the world! This role is designed to help develop and grow the leadership capacity of the young people in Future Scouts.

Future Scouts (https://futurescouts.cc) is an international scouting organization for 21st century learners of all ages and genders. Future Scouts creates experiences, invent tools and develop technologies that help youngsters, teens and adults become self-directed, lifelong learners. We promote a self-directed, lifelong learning approach for education with no age ceilings, no gender limits, no geographical borders, and no cost barriers. Since 2016 we have served: 2,000+youth in 250+ workshops in 5 countries.

Now we're launching our initial Future Scout Peer Mentorship curriculum, which consists of group activities, personal interactions, online experiences and more. As a Peer Mentor, you will support youth across all branches of Future Scouts - from creating workshops and activities to launching new prototypes and projects.

Our Future Scouts Peer Mentors will support young people and adults with their project design through our suite of tools and frameworks. The FS Peer Mentors is a volunteer position responsible for assisting Future Scouts in various volunteer and community engagement roles.

The Peer Mentor model is about leading new directions for learning and innovation. We're looking for smart, experienced, and passionate volunteers to lead new learning communities, build and run workshops, and advocate for the Future Scouts mission.

Peer Mentorship pairs experienced adults with new members of Future Scouts for ongoing peer learning. Peer Mentors are critical to the success of Future Scouts. Their primary responsibilities include serving as positive self-directed, lifelong learning partner for youth in aged 6-17.

A Peer Mentor provides exceptional support to a Future Scout in learning new skills or in developing existing skills. Their role is to ease and encourage learning and inspire trust. Their role is to be a resource, companion, role model and friend to a Future Scout. Their role is to be present and humble, listen, and guide.

If this speaks to you, read on!

Future Scouts - Why Become a Peer Mentor?:

  • Support, inspire and encourage young people who are enthusiastic about learning.
  • Be one of many Future Scouts Peer Mentors globally.
  • Help get youth ready for the 21st century.
  • Become a part of a vibrant community.
  • Develop your own skills and curiosity.
  • Build something innovative.
  • Experience this exciting transition from a grassroots organization to a global launch at the beginning of 2022!

Our Peer Mentors will be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Co-organizing and participating in outreach events and physical/virtual gatherings (workshops, conferences, events)
  • Co-organizing and facilitating monthly learning circles
  • Serving as Future Scouts liaison to local organizations
  • Mentoring young Scouts (ages 6 and up)
  • Creating new peer-based learning methods
  • Developing and designing future tools
  • Supporting and facilitating the FS Peer network
  • Developing new learning methods and tools
  • Recruiting fundraisers, facilitators, peers and other Allies
  • Work with a small group of you and your Future Scouts virtually.
  • Support your members throughout the fall.
  • Offer your Scouts mentorship as needed
  • Provide your Scouts with feedback and encouragement
  • Coordinate with your Scouts on meeting times and technology requirements
  • Varied other, mutually agreed upon responsibilities

Skills and qualities needed:

  • Commitment to self-directed learning/lifelong learning.
  • Have a passion for learning and helping others learn.
  • Have an interest in promoting lifelong learning, especially self-directed learning.
  • Have access to a computer with audio, video and online-conferencing capabilities.
  • Be willing to engage with youth under 18 years of age.
  • Be passionate about Future Scouts and supporting youth to develop healthy mindsets.
  • Have a positive, welcoming attitude as a mentor.
  • Great communication and listening skills (both written and in-person)
  • Strong facilitation and organization skills
  • Adaptability/flexibility
  • Community building
  • Compassion

Time Commitment:

Peer Mentors will commit to a terms of 3 months on a rolling basis. Time commitments will vary depending on the number of new members mentors accept into their groups, but will be approximately 2-4 hours each week. Peer Mentors should have somewhat flexible schedules, and 10 to 15 hours a month to dedicate to this role.

The time commitment is variable depending on the exact roles you will be serving in. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and be involved in the launch of a youth service organization for the 21st century!

Exclusions

The Peer Mentor stipends do not include materials, travel, accommodations or expenses outside of their stipend payments (i.e. meals, airfare, additional materials, additional stipend for event collaborators, etc.). The Peer Mentors may always seek additional volunteer funding to cover these expenses.

QUESTIONS?

We're excited to talk with you! If you have additional questions please email us at team@futurescouts.cc.

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About Future Scouts Foundation

Location:

13928 MOUNTAIN VIEW PL, SYLMAR, CA 91342, US

Mission Statement

Future Scouts (est. 2016) is an international scouting organization for 21st century learners of all ages and genders. Future Scouts create experiences, invent tools and develop technologies that help youngsters, teens and adults become self-directed, lifelong learners. The mission of the Future Scouts Foundation is to prepare learners with survival skills for the 21st century. We create transformative learning and service opportunities for ages 6 and up. Future Scouts promotes a self-directed, lifelong learning approach for education with no age ceilings, no gender limits, no geographical borders, and no cost barriers.

Description

Future Scouts is a next-generation decentralized youth service organization leading internationally in preparing learners with the skills, literacies and tools to succeed in all of the challenges of the 21st century. We do this by providing technology, services, and curriculum that integrate 21st century skills, systems thinking, sensemaking, collaboration and more into a holistic learning experience for learners of all ages.

We started in 2016 in Los Angeles with a two week summer program designed as a creative laboratory for youth aged 12-17. In 2022, we will be launching Future Scouts 2.0, and our global membership. Through our online and offline activities, after school, camp, workshops, home school programs, and special events, we have provided enriching, unique learning opportunities for youth in grades K-12 and beyond for over 2000 learners in hundreds of workshops in 5 different countries.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Wed Dec 01, 2021 - Mon Feb 28, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations Alameda, CA 94501

(37.77122,-122.2824)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Peer Mentors will commit to a terms of 3 months on a rolling basis. Time commitments will vary depending on the number of new members mentors accept into their groups, but will be approximately 2-4 hours each week.

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