1:1 Mentor to a Student at Dr. Weeks Elementary! (Training Provided!)

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ORGANIZATION: Dr Edwin E. Weeks Elementary

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NYS Mentoring Program at Dr. Weeks PK-5th

  • 1 hour a week during lunchtime
  • Starting in October, ending in May.
  • Shortened commitment allowed!
What does Mentoring Entail:
  • Joining in activities, crafts, games, and/or projects
  • Building a relationship with a student and acting as a role model!
  • Encouraging young people to stay in school, improve attendance, academic achievement, and overall academic focus.
  • Inspiring students to make sound decisions and take on higher levels of personal responsibility for their actions at home, in the classroom and in the greater community.
  • Helping to instill self-confidence in young people and improve their communication and problem solving skills.
  • Helping students grow, and attain a greater sense of purpose, enterprise and accomplishment, guiding them toward a brighter future.

"Public Private Ventures" study shows:

  • Mentees are 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs than their peers.
  • Mentees are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip class.
  • Mentees are more trusting of their parents or guardians, and are less likely to lie to them and feel more supported and less criticized by peers.
The New York State Mentoring Program is the nation’s first school-based one-to-one mentoring program. This highly successful program screens and trains volunteers and matches them to children in their communities. The New York State Mentoring Program follows a research-based model of mentoring in which Mentors and Mentees meet one-to-one in a supervised environment at a set time and location. Mentors serve as our partners in schools, courts and the foster care system. This format not only allows for the volunteer mentors to properly manage their busy schedules, but also provides much needed consistency to the mentoring relationship.

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About Dr Edwin E. Weeks Elementary

Location:

710 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203, US

Mission Statement

SCSD: 1. Improve a Sense of Belonging for All 2 Increase Student Proficiency in Literacy and Numeracy 3 Establish a Culture of Learning and High Expectations Peaceful Schools: Peaceful Schools is committed to giving everyone the power to be peaceful.

Description

Dr. Weeks Elementary is a PK-5 School in the Syracuse City School District.

The NYS Mentoring Program connects students to community members hoping to build relationships!

" The New York State Mentoring Program is the nation’s first school-based one-to-one mentoring program. This highly successful program screens and trains volunteers and matches them to children in their communities. The New York State Mentoring Program follows a research-based model of mentoring, in which Mentors and Mentees meet one-to-one in a supervised environment at a set time and location. Mentors serve as our partners in schools, courts and the foster care system. This format not only allows for the volunteer mentors to properly manage their busy schedules, but also provides much needed consistency to the mentoring relationship."

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

710 Hawley AveSyracuse, NY 13203

(43.05421,-76.13219)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-Hour a Week During School Lunch
  • FREE Fingerprinting and short training required.

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