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Mentor a Child in Foster Care

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ORGANIZATION: Child Safe Michigan

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The Child Safe Michigan Community-Based Mentoring Program is the only successful program in the state of Michigan that is dedicated primarily to youth in foster care ages 7-23. Not only do youth in foster care have to deal with age appropriate problems: they also have to face being separated from family, residing in new homes, attending new schools and the hardest issue of all, and dealing with the abuse/neglect that led to their placement in foster care. Given all of this, our youth are presented with a myriad of risk factors. Mentoring is a proven and effective way to combat these negative experiences. The mentor/mentee relationship offers the youth the chance to develop a relationship with an adult, other than an authority figure, who then becomes a friend, role model, and advocate for the youth. This caring and consistent relationship leads to increased self-esteem, improved social skills, additional opportunities for success in life, and an improved outlook on the future for the youth. This program requires a one-year commitment where the mentor meets 2-4 times a month with the youth within the community.

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About Child Safe Michigan

Location:

4410 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073, US

Mission Statement

Child Safe Michigan provides mentors for children in foster care. Mentors are friends, advocates and supporters who listen, care and help.

Description

Child Safe Michigan provides youth and young adults, ages 13-23, the opportunity to positively interact with an adult mentor. Youth are given the chance to develop a relationship with an adult mentor, other than an authority figure, who then becomes a role model and advocate for the youth.

Child Safe Michigan's mentoring program is the only successful mentoring program in the state of Michigan that is dedicated primarily to youth in foster care.

You must be 21 years old to become a mentor through our agency.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4410 W. 13 Mile Rd.Royal Oak, MI 48073

(42.51823,-83.20283)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • General Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, 2-3 times a month

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