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ORGANIZATION: Wendell Scott Foundation

Mentor Role

  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship.
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend.
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Have fun together

Time Commitment
  • Be willing and able to make a long-term commitment to mentoring
  • Be willing and able to meet with your mentee a minimum of 10 hours per week each month
  • Communicate with your mentee in between face-to-face visits
  • Attend an initial one-hour session (virtually)and additional two-hour sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
  • Attend mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events as available


Participation Requirements
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be ready to complete the application and screening process
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments

More opportunities with Wendell Scott Foundation

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Wendell Scott Foundation

Location:

223 Riverview Dr, Suite C, Danville, VA 24541, US

Mission Statement

The Wendell Scott Foundation is a national, not-for-profit 501c3 established to commemorate the memory of the first African-American race car driver to win the Grand National, NASCAR's highest level, Wendell Scott. The Wendell Scott Foundation provides youth services to underserved and at-risk youth aged 8 to 18 years old. The foundation supports educational development through cultural activities, STEM-based programs, and mentorship endeavors.

Description

Educational opportunities. By addressing the need to expose youth to STEM-based educational opportunities and cultural enrichment activities that historically have not been assessed in African -American communities. The Wendell Scott Foundation provides:

  • Mentoring, Job Skill Training, College preparedness.
  • Supportive services to at-risk, under-served youths between the ages of 8 and 23.

The following action steps are established to address health and educational disparities among the students we serve. Focus on programmatic efforts and resources to support policy and address the needs of youth in underserved communities and support the design and implementation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate interventions and programs that focus on youth at high risk. Educate policymakers, the public, and other agencies and organizations about health and educational disparities, their causes, and evidence-based strategies to address specific issues among these youth groups effectively. Strengthen and sustain partnerships with agencies and organizations serving underserved youth. Lastly, document our impact and share the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in reaching underserved youth.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

Thu Sep 01, 2022 - Wed Nov 16, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations South Boston, VA 24592

(36.69875,-78.9014)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Be willing and able to meet with your mentee for 10 hours per week each month.

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