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Youth Mentor (Volunteer and Internships Available)

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ORGANIZATION: U.S Dream Academy

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U.S. Dream Academy

The U.S. Dream Academy is a local non profit after-school organization located in West Valley City and based out of Maryland. We are dedicated to serving under-supported youth who come from families with a history of incarceration, who may be struggling academically, single parent household, or who are living in a community with a high crime rate. Our mission is to inspire and invest in the lives of children of incarcerated parents and families in communities harmed by systemic inequities.

A Youth Mentor aids in helping the students in our after-school program. The mentor will assist in our three pillars: Dream, Character and Skill building. The mentor will work closely with the Director and the Mentor Coordinator to develop and oversee our after school program for students. This position is flexible in nature and can be applicable to many majors and specialities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a fun and positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults.
  • Understanding issues surrounding incarceration and the impact on families.
  • Basic understanding of Math, Language Arts, and Science.

Job Requirements

  • Must be passionate about youth development; and support work with youth in high risk communities and their families.
  • Must have personal transportation with a non-suspended driver’s license.
  • Must have experience working with youth.
  • Flexible and able to work the agreed upon hours and projects assigned to you.
  • Organized, efficient, and able to successfully function in a fast paced and demanding work environment supporting multiple key staff.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and implement best practices as they pertain to working with youth.
  • Develop, implement, and execute a successful and engaging program.
  • Better understand the academic and emotional hardships children who live in communities with high rates of crime experience.
  • Develop excellent written and verbal communication
  • Improve skills in organization, public-speaking, adaptability and team work

For more information on the U.S Dream Academy click copy link https://usdreamacademy.org/

To apply please copy link https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5685943/Volunteer-Application

If you have any questions please reach out to our Mentor Coordinator Jasmine Mcwilliams at jmcwilliams@usdreamacademy.org

1 Shift

  • 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Hours are flexible, and consistency is key in this position
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About U.S Dream Academy

Location:

Endeavor Hall Charter School, 2614, West Valley City, UT 84119, US

Mission Statement

The U.S. Dream Academy is dedicated to serving under-supported youth who may be struggling academically, have a family with a history of incarceration, or are living in a community with a high rate of crime. We place a high value on mentors, and the contribution our community partners and volunteers play. We also facilitate a number of interns in various programs from universities close by.

Description

The US Dream Academy was established to provide a safe, loving, and constructive after-school learning environment for under supported children and youth.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

2614 Decker Lake LnWest Valley City, UT 84119

(40.71344,-111.94428)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm (flexible) required 1 day out of the week. You may commit to as many days as you choose, we just ask you to be consistent in showing up on those days.
  • Consistency is key in this role

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