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Refugee Youth Mentoring Program - Maryland (RYMP-MD) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)

  • 20 people are interested

Volunteers are paired with refugee youth (ages 15 to 24). Activities vary based on goals and interests, but often focus on introducing mentees to educational and employment opportunities. Mentors support and empower mentees to explore these opportunities and begin thinking about their futures. Strong emphasis on ESL, college preparation, and guiding mentees through school and their communities. This position requires a 6-month commitment with consistent virtual group sessions and one-on-one meetings to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time between the mentor and mentee.
Express interest my submitting this form: https://forms.office.com/r/nk8MKv4Z0i
For more information email mdyouthmentoring@lssnca.org. Thank you!

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About Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)

Location:

1730 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 712, Washington, DC 20036, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) accompanies those in need to foster resiliency, self-sufficiency, and access to opportunities by creating, connecting with, and engaging welcoming communities. 

Description

Since 1917, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) has accompanied those in need throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metro area to foster resiliency, self-sufficiency, and access to opportunities by creating, connecting with, and engaging welcoming communities. 

Motivated daily by our belief in the inherent dignity of all, LSSNCA’s innovative participant-informed programs serve refugees, forced migrants, immigrants, children and youth, and underserved communities by filling in the gaps. Piloting initiatives like the area’s first camp for kids impacted by the HIV/AIDS crisis, originating local pro se asylum workshops for Afghan Allies, launching a Resource Center to serve as a community hub for all recently arrived program participants, and backing an array of ongoing mental health support services, alongside community partners, LSSNCA strives to create an inclusive community of well-being where people thrive.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7474 Greenway Center DriveGreenbelt, MD 20770

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Professional Development
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 6-month commitment

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