It Only Takes One Caring Adult: Mentor a Teen! (Norristown/Eagleville)

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ORGANIZATION: Valley Youth House

Valley Youth House Mentoring Program is interested in connecting with individuals in the Norristown/Eagleville, PA area who possess a strong passion for working with a youth in the role of a MENTOR. This young woman enjoys writing, reading (Twilight series books and those in a similar genre), scrolling through TikTok viral videos, cooking, sudoku puzzles, word searches, and cosmetology. She also wants to learn how to swim as she never had a chance to learn when she was younger. (31)

Valley Youth House (VYH) empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence. Mentors are encouraged to participate in meetings with youth on a bi-weekly basis. Mentors will receive formal and informal training on VYH best practices and must obtain clearances and complete an application process. Evening, and weekend opportunities are available to best support the schedule of the mentor and the mentee.

For more information, please contact Mentoring Specialist Eric San at 610-272-2946 (office number) or 484-498-2331 (direct line) or esan@valleyyouthhouse.org

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About Valley Youth House

Location:

1500 Sansom Street, Suite 300A, Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Mission Statement

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth, and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

Description

We began in 1973 as a single shelter in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Valley Youth House was open day and night, ensuring that vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to shelter and counseling. Even then, we represented more than just a roof and beds; we were an organization committed to building a solid foundation for every individual who came through our doors.

That same dedication still drives us today, as we have grown from that first house in the Valley to over 100 residential sites throughout Pennsylvania. Though our reach and programming has vastly expanded, our mission remains the same. We educate, empower and strengthen the lives of children, youth and families, and build skills that foster growth and independence.

For over forty years, we have been proud to be there for two generations. We stand ready to be there for the next generation as well. Our doors remain open - we just have more of them now.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

NorristownNorristown, PA 19401

(40.12707,-75.33539)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2x monthly meetings between mentee and mentor for a period of 1 year. Suggested 1x monthly group supervision with other mentors and social events.

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