Listen to Children (a school-based non-academic mentoring program for elementary students)
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where60 Elementary Schools in Broward CountyTraining in LauderhillFort Lauderdale area, FL 33313
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.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
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