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


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.

Skills

  • 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

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