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

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Mental Health America of Southeast Florida

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Program pairs caring Listeners one-on-one with elementary school students (in approximately 50 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.

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About Mental Health America of Southeast Florida


7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313, US

Mission Statement

Mental Health America of Southeast Florida is dedicated to promoting mental health and victory over mental illness and related challenges through education, prevention, advocacy, research and empowerment.


MHASEFL provides a range of programs and services for the general public as well as for persons with behavioral disorders. Volunteer opportunities include school-based mentoring and education, family support, warm-line services, peer support to behavioral health consumers, and art activities via MHA's 9Muses Art Center.


We'll work with your schedule.


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



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour per week minimum - most, preferably all of a school year
  • consistency, same day and time each week, reliability, transportation

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