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Youth Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Ethiopian Community Development Council

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Purpose: To act as a role model, advocate, and support for youth seeking higher education (community college, four-year university, vocational options)

Duties:

  • Commitment to building a supportive relationship with youth
  • Attends and actively participates in mentor orientation and prematch training
  • Meets in person with mentee at least 4 hours per month for 12 months
  • Completes and submits activity logs after each match meeting
  • Has regular follow-up with youth program coordinator or youth program specialist
  • Provides community and educational resources to mentees
  • Submit timesheets on a monthly basis

Qualifications:

  • Ability to mentor youth on higher education processes (having gone through it themselves)
  • Nonjudgmental and open to varying cultures and backgrounds
  • Have some interest in world affairs
  • Comfort and ability in handling a mentee with prior traumatic experiences
  • Experience working with youth
  • Sincere desire to be a supportive figure in the life of an immigrant youth
  • Active listening skills

Length: 1 year, minimum of 4 hours per month

Benefits:

  • Will receive orientation, training, and ongoing support from program
  • Opportunity to have fun, develop new appreciation for diversity, and make a difference in the life of a vulnerable youth
How to apply:
  • Please submit your resume to kstockton-juarez@ecdcus.org

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About Ethiopian Community Development Council

Location:

8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910, US

Mission Statement

ECDC's mission is to resettle refugees, promote cultural, educational, and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community in the United States, and conduct humanitarian and development programs in the Horn of Africa. To pursue this mission, ECDC: provides programs and services that assist newcomers to the country become productive members of their new American communities fosters greater understanding among newcomers and the wider community conducts outreach and education activities to increase public awareness about refugee and immigrant issues promotes African community-based organizations increase their capacity to serve their local communities promotes civic participation by newcomers in the decision-making process at the local, state, and national levels provides cross-cultural training to service providers' on the diverse cultural backgrounds of the clients they work with assists in educational development and cultural preservation projects in Ethiopia

Description

ECDC is non-profit organization that works toward the resettlement of refugees within the United States. We conduct case work, as well as educational and social outreach programs for newly arrived refugee families. These programs are aimed to help the families recover from past traumatic experiences, get adjusted to American life, and become economically self-sufficient contributing members of their new communities. The refugees we work with refugees come from all across the globe.

Some of the services that we provide refugee families include:

  • Housing and rent for 3 months (families will hopefully be self-sufficient by this time)
  • Basic home furnishings
  • Enrollment in ESL classes
  • Setting up medical and social security appointments
  • School enrollment for the children
  • Helping refugee families connect with their new communities on a social and logistical level

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

901 South Highland StreetArlington, VA 22204

(38.86307,-77.08897)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, minimum of 4 hours per month

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