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ORGANIZATION: ENLIGHTEN PROJECT INC

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Are you passionate about language learning and cultural exchange? The Enlighten Project is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join our Pen Pal Program, aimed at enriching the educational experience of ESL students at Lee High School in Lee, Massachusetts. This unique initiative connects ESL students with pen pals from around the world to enhance their English skills and expose them to new cultures. Find out more at https://www.theenlightenproject.org/initiatives/two

As a Pen Pal, you will engage in regular correspondence with ESL students, playing a key role in their language development and cultural education.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Regularly exchange letters or emails with your assigned ESL student.
  • Share about your culture, experiences, and interests to enrich the student's understanding of the world.
  • Assist in language learning by providing friendly feedback on their English usage.
  • Commit to maintaining this correspondence twice a month to foster a consistent and supportive relationship.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Make a significant impact on a student's language skills and cultural knowledge.
  • Gain a meaningful connection with a student from a different cultural background.
  • Enjoy the personal growth that comes from intercultural exchange.
  • Enhance your resume with unique volunteer experience focused on education and diversity.

This volunteer position is remote and flexible, allowing you to participate from anywhere in the world. It's a great opportunity for those looking to enrich their lives and others' through language and cultural exchange.

Join us at The Enlighten Project and be part of a transformative journey that bridges cultures and changes lives.

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About ENLIGHTEN PROJECT INC

Location:

51 N. Broad St, Ste. 201, Middletown, DE 19709, US

Mission Statement

The Enlighten Project is a youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the digital divide in education. Recognizing that the future of learning is increasingly online, our mission is to ensure underprivileged youth in low-income communities are not left behind in this technological shift.

Description

At The Enlighten Project, our mission is to transform the lives of underprivileged children in youth shelters, juvenile detention facilities, and impoverished neighborhoods through enhanced access to digital education and technological resources. We believe that every child deserves a chance to thrive and build a brighter future in an increasingly digital world.

We work closely with libraries, community centers, and other organizations to offer not just educational opportunities, but also access to technology, including devices and internet connectivity. We also understand that educational essentials such as basic school supplies remain crucial for the well-being of these children, providing them with the security and support needed to focus on their digital learning journey.

Our work also involves raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by underprivileged children in adapting to digital education. We advocate for policies and programs that support their digital learning needs, and we are committed to forging strong bonds with families and caregivers in these communities, providing them with additional support and resources to navigate the digital landscape.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Flexible (at least 1 hour/week)
  • Excellent written communication skills. A genuine interest in educational enrichment and cultural exchange. Previous experience in language learning or tutoring is an asset but not required.

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