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Mentor 18-year-old refugee from Guatemala in Wyoming, MI (Spanish-speaking)

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Bethany Christian Services

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We are looking for a Spanish-speaking man to mentor an 18-year-old from Guatemala in Bethany's refugee foster care program. This youth has been in the United States since October of 2019. He spent time at two of Bethany's residential group homes, and he now lives at our Independent Living Plus home in Wyoming. He tends to be quite shy until he builds rapport, but he interacts well with his peers and Bethany staff and is respectful. The youth reports he does enjoy going out instead of staying inside. He enjoys listening to music, making music videos, watching movies, going to the gym (YMCA) and playing soccer. He is interested in exploring the city, having help with schoolwork, and learning new skills. This youth enjoys outdoor activities, sports, videogames, cooking, and art. He reports that he is interested in learning to drive once he is able, is interested in exploring future careers and reports he is interested in being a solider/in the army, a car mechanic, and also reports interest in construction/building houses.

Background: This youth experienced physical and verbal abuse in his household and was forced to work physically demanding farm labor at a young age.

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About Bethany Christian Services

Location:

1050 36th St. SE, Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, US

Mission Statement

Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.

Description

For refugees fleeing danger, the search for safety can be extremely challenging. And too often, people become numbers in a system that can feel impossible to navigate. That’s why we guide, protect, advocate for, and support refugees. In the U.S., we offer resettlement and continued support services in strategic locations.

Bethany Christian Services' Refugee and Immigrant Services program encompasses adult and family resettlement as well as refugee foster care for Unaccompanied Children and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. Our services for unaccompanied refugee youth include case management, counseling, housing (foster homes, group homes, independent living), classes (New Arrival, Life Skills, driver's training), and volunteer mentoring and tutoring.

Children & Youth
Community
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1050 36th St. SESuite 400Grand RapidsKentwood, MI 49508

(42.89767,-85.64011)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year: four hours per month.
  • Application, references, clearances, interview, trainings.

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