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Summer Adventure Mentor for Middle School Refugees

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ORGANIZATION: Communities of Rooted Brilliance

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Join our vibrant summer program dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of middle school refugee students. We’re all about fostering a fun, inclusive, and educational environment where students can thrive, make friends, and enjoy a memorable summer!

What You’ll Do:

As a Summer Program Mentor, you will be a superhero in the eyes of our students! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, includes:

* Engage and Inspire: Lead exciting activities like sports, arts and crafts, storytelling, and science experiments.

* Be a Buddy: Offer a friendly ear and provide encouragement to help students feel welcome and valued.

* Learning Adventure: Assist with fun, interactive educational sessions to boost their academic skills and confidence.

* Cultural Explorer: Share your culture and learn about theirs, fostering a rich exchange of stories and traditions.

* Team Spirit: Work with a dynamic team of staff and volunteers to create a supportive and energetic atmosphere.

Type of Engagement: In-Person/On-site, working with minors under 18, specifically 11-13 years old.

Time Involvement: 4-20 hours per week (Monday to Friday), for the month of July. This position is based in Kent, WA.

Screening: The primary orientation will cover tutor roles/responsibilities, expectations, and a code of conduct. We will ask for your state-issued identification (driver's license/passport), proof of vaccination, and completion of the Authorization, Agreements, and Criminal History form. This data will be uploaded to our database to keep track of your timesheets.

Impact

  • Join a community of people with similar values, built on the foundation of helping others and giving back to the community.
  • Hands-on experience in community engagement activities
  • Support a community-based organization to improve the lives of refugee and immigrant families in the South King County Region.

Skills Needed

  • Ability to commute to Kent, WA
  • COVID-19 Vaccination required
  • Prior experience tutoring youth is helpful but optional.
  • Cultural humility, including experience working with individuals with limited formal education and/or English literacy skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations; to be comfortable teaching at a student’s home.
  • Adept at facilitating educational activities with individuals or small groups.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Complete daily volunteer log/time sheets and submit them for approval to the Youth Program Coordinator promptly
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain a consistent tutoring schedule.

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About Communities of Rooted Brilliance

Location:

5224 Wilson Avenue South, STE 201, Seattle, WA 98118, US

Mission Statement

Communities of Rooted Brilliance (CRB) partners with newcomer communities and helps them thrive through educational opportunities and social support services, while also honoring their traditional customs..

Description

We began in 2009, then known as the Coalition for Refugees from Burma. Our work at that time centered around helping refugees from Burma survive the trauma of resettlement from a jungle war zone or detention camp to an extremely dissimilar urban culture.

Over time, we found that our work was deeply needed within many newcomer communities, so our mission adapted and we changed our name to Communities of Rooted Brilliance to better reflect our partnerships.

CRB helps newcomer communities heal, grow, and thrive through our early learning, youth engagement, and family support programs. Our work is centered around three foundational concepts.

  1. The families we serve are partners in our work, and we continually seek out their knowledge and wisdom on the services we offer.
  2. Our programs are always education-based because we believe that education is the way to a healthier and happier future.
  3. We honor and recognize that dedicated leadership exists within each community, and we partner with these leaders to serve their communities in culturally responsive ways.

Since 2009, we have proudly partnered with about 500 South King County residents annually. Today, we continue to provide programming to engage the whole family, from pre-kindergarten to adulthood.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Environment, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon Jul 08, 2024 - Fri Aug 02, 2024
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

655 West Smith StreetKent, WA 98032

(47.38361,-122.23962)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 days a week
  • COVID-19 Vaccination

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