The Washington County Juvenile Department STEP Mentoring Program pairs an adult mentor with an at-risk youth age 12-17. Mentors work with a youth to support them in achieving their individual goals, including academic success, job skills, social and life skills, and partnering with them in positive, pro-social activities. Matches are made based on mutual interest, personalities, and language/cultural needs. Mentors must be at least 20 years old, able to pass a criminal and driving background check, and make a commitment of at least 6 months with 8 hours face to face contact per month with a youth. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with youth and to make the difference in the life of a young person.
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About Washington County Juvenile Department
222 N. 1st Ave., MS 47, Hillsboro, OR 97124, US
Washington County Juvenile Department protects the public by reducing delinquency and restores victims and the community by holding youth accountable. We create opportunities for change through swift and decisive use of effective practices, building on the strengths of youth and families.
The Washington County Juvenile Department STEP Mentoring Program partners a caring adult with an at-risk youth. The goal of the Mentoring Program is to build on a youth’s motivation, inspire hope, and treat all youth and families with dignity, respect, and an awareness of the impact of trauma on their lives. A mentor is a person assigned specifically to a youth to assist them in reaching personal goals, such as academic success, obtaining employment, and developing social skills.