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ORGANIZATION: TRANSFORMATIONS BY KCMO ANGELS

We match youth with mentors who are a good fit within the realms of distance, capacity and if a mentor can best meet your specific needs and desires with program boundaries. Youth are not matched on a first come, first serve basis. Our mission to change the way you experience foster care is fulfilled through our three pillars of intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship.

Our Dare to Dream program is an opportunity to individually serve an aged-out or at risk to age out foster youth (ages ranging from 11-21). Our mentors are advocates, coaches, role models, valued friends, and available resources. The heart of the Dare to Dream program is walk alongside youth as they navigate through life's challenges. We know you need the wisdom, advice, encouragement, and community that mentors can provide. Mentors meet practical and emotional needs as well as provide guidance through developmental milestones. The hope is for youth to be engaged, feel supported and equipped to navigate life. As a youth enrolled in the program, you commit to meeting with your mentor every other week, set goals, and work together with your mentor to achieve your dreams. These relationships will hopefully last a lifetime, but the program is a year commitment.

A meetup might look like: Grabbing coffee to help them create a resume and follow up the next meet up to ask where they applied. From there you might help them pick out an interview outfit and go over practice questions. Meetups can happen anywhere but usually it is at the youth's home/shelter or a public location. We also encourage our mentors to plan fun outings such as treating their matched youth to dinner at a local restaurant, movie theater etc.

The Dare to Dream Program is really a conduit to become a mentor or friend, who offers love, motivation & encouragement. The heart of our program is connection and relationship.

Apply here Connect: Intake Form (socialsolutionsportal.com) and a member of our team will be in touch to move forward!

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About TRANSFORMATIONS BY KCMO ANGELS

Location:

1520 Clay St., KANSAS CITY, MO 64116, US

Mission Statement

The KCMO Angels​ mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.

Description

KCMO Angels is a local chapter of National Angels, a foster care non-profit that was created to help empower children & build sustainable foster homes. We are a community of people that walk alongside foster children & their caretakers by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building & mentorship. Our solution to the foster care crisis is the Love Box program and Dare to Dream Program. Our program(s) utilize a trauma-informed, wrap-around service model that strengthens relationships between foster families, foster youth & bio-families. Our volunteers are everyday people that sponsor a local foster family with monthly care packages meeting practical needs while spending quality time with the whole family building positive community. They are changing the way kids & parents experience the foster care system. At KCMO Angels we believe in the power of love & the value of friendship and positive role models for kids in foster care. We want to connect people passionate about making a difference in the foster care community to our most vulnerable children that have experience neglect & abuse and the selfless parents who care for them.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Kansas City, MO 64116

(39.15847,-94.57276)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Child Welfare
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer mentors are required to meet with their matched mentee twice a month for a year & work towards milestones once rapport and trust is developed. Volunteer hours can be counted for traveling, and any time spent serving/mentoring your youth.
  • Volunteers are required to pass a background check, provide 2 references, copy of drivers license & current auto insurance. Volunteers are required to complete monthly impact reports so we can not only celebrate outcomes but improve our program.

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