Listen to Children (a school-based non-academic mentoring program for elementary students)


(26.151514,-80.22597)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

60 Elementary Schools in Broward CountyTraining in LauderhillFort Lauderdale area, FL 33313

About

Program pairs caring Listeners one-on-one with elementary school students (in approximately 60 schools in Broward County). Listeners are positive role models and non-judgmental adult friends who develop unique relationships with students. Their goal is to improve children’s self-esteem and communication skills and enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills. Listeners engage each child in play and conversation once/week during school hours at the same time for 30 minutes (usually 3 - 4 students). Program requires 2-day training (8:30am to 3:00pm both days) at MHASEFL office in Lauderhill, but occasional all-day Saturday trainings are offered. Volunteers must have Level 2 background clearance through the School Board. This opportunity is for responsible volunteers willing to make a WEEKLY COMMITMENT! In this program, children must have consistency. Volunteers send in signed monthly logs to verify hours.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour per week minimum - at least 16 weeks
  • consistency, same day and time each week, reliability

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