Mentoring Moms and Dads Program at Bigs & Littles NYC!

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ORGANIZATION: Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

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*PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we are looking for female, Spanish-Speaking mentors for our Mentoring Moms & Dads program*

In 2019, Bigs & Littles NYC launched the "Mentoring Moms and Dads" Initiative, a program that strengthens youth outcomes and helps moms/dads increase their ability to accomplish personal goals around academic and/or career, strengthening relationships, and incorporating a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.

If you are interested in being a friend, guide and a support to a mother/father or guardian of a child in our Community-Based Mentoring Program, then this is the right volunteer opportunity for you!

Join a community who uplifts NYC families!

The Match:

  • The Mentoring Moms and Dads program will follow a "Community-Based" model, which provides our matches with the opportunity to participate in a 1:1 relationship. Mentoring Mom/Dad and Mentor will meet independently and within the community at-large.
  • Overall, there is a 4-hour minimum monthly contact between in-person and phone/email/text, for a minimum of one year.
    • Matches will build and maintain their relationship by engaging in weekly phone/email/text contact.
    • Mentoring Mom/Dad will also meet with their Mentor 1-2 times a month, for a minimum of one year.

Requirements for Bigs (Volunteer Mentor):

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Live within the NYC Metropolitan area
  • Have a schedule conducive to meet for outings, 1-2 times a month, for one year
  • Maintain weekly contact with Mentoring Mom/Dad to help build relationship
  • Maintain communication with Program Manager
  • Participate in specialized programming
  • Interested in working with a Mentoring Mom/Dad
  • Bigs are responsible for financing all match outings. The agency encourages low-cost activities to both limit the volunteer’s expenses AND to avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

Interested? Contact us...

  • On the internet: BigsLittlesNYC/volunteers
  • On the phone: 212-475-3291 x210
  • On social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

A Mother and Daughter Find Support in Mentors:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/14/neediest-cases/single-mother-mentor-daughter.html

Mentoring not a good fit right now? Get in touch to learn how you can support us with volunteer recruitment, donor cultivation, and other engagement opportunities at Bigs & Littles NYC.

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About Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

Location:

137 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1902, Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring strives to transform the lives of children through one-to-one mentoring, while strengthening entire families in hardship.

Description

In Bigs & Littles NYC’s keystone mentoring program, youth ages 7-19, are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an adviser, role model, and adult friend. Mentoring matches meet twice monthly for activities such as enjoying a show or ballgame, working together on a service project, or spending time talking and exploring NYC. Matches are supported by life skills programming, crisis intervention, family support, and referral assistance as well as a dedicated Professional Program Manager to oversee and guide the match relationship. This mentoring model has been the core of Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring mission for over a century. Our goal is for all young people to be empowered to recognize, reach for and achieve their full potential. We know the program works: 100% of our kids avoid pregnancy, 100% avoid arrest, 93% are promoted to the next grade, 100% graduate High School and 100% matriculate into college or a training program.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Women
Community, Education & Literacy, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

137 East 2nd Street2nd FloorNew York, NY 10009

(40.72301,-73.98637)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-hour minimum monthly contact between in-person and phone/email/text, for a minimum of one year.

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