Volunteer Mentors Needed: Make A Difference In A Youth's Life

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ORGANIZATION: COFFEE WITH A CAUSE

Coffee With A Cause empowers disadvantaged youth by matching them with
volunteer mentors for support in job hunting, retention, and life skills.


Mentors guide and support youth who have experienced foster care, homelessness, or involvement with the justice system. Your commitment would involve one monthly in-
person meetings for a year, with additional check-ins by text and phone. All youth are in or near Pasadena, CA. All volunteer mentors undergo a background check and training.


Research shows that having a trusted adult in life can have a profound impact on a
youth’s life. Our program boasts a 95% success rate for our program graduates in
finding employment after our program, but we know that isn’t the end of the story.
Pairing interns with a mentor can support them in not only finding employment, but
maintaining employment, and in navigating the basics of becoming independent.

More opportunities with COFFEE WITH A CAUSE

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About COFFEE WITH A CAUSE

Location:

2302 E COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91107, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Coffee With A Cause is to help transitional age youth (ages 16- 24) who have experienced foster care, homelessness and justice system-involvement in finding a pathway to sustainable employment and long-term careers.

Description

During our internship program, interns receive soft skills training as well as hard skills training and hands-on experience in various trades through partnerships with local businesses, such as coffee shops, retail outlets, or landscaping firms.


Upon completion of the three-month internship, participants are matched with a volunteer mentor who works with them for 12 months to secure and maintain meaningful employment as the youths navigate towards independence.


Coffee With A Cause is primarily funded by Rosebud Coffee, a social enterprise cafe that is wholly owned by the organization.


Did you know that coffee served at Rosebud has helped:

  • Over 70 Transitional Age Youth receive job training and hands-on work experience.
  • 100% of the participants, who finished the program and were ready for employment, secured a job within 3 months.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Employment
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Employment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2302 East Colorado BoulevardPasadena, CA 91107

(34.14585,-118.10308)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • One monthly in- person meetings for a year, with additional check-ins by text and phone

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