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Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.

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Now more than ever, youth need positive role models and a listening ear. As youth attempt to return to a sense of normalcy this year they will be working to catch up academically, hone social skills, grapple with social issues, and plan for their future amid lingering uncertainty. We are looking for adults who are willing to listen and lend a hand this year by spending at least 1 hour per week with youth.

GoodGuides is a nationally accredited youth mentoring program dedicated to providing positive youth development to youth ages 12-17. Youth are paired with a volunteer from the community who serves as a positive role model, a listening ear, and someone to have fun with! GoodGuides mentors come from all ages and backgrounds - including college students, professionals, homemakers, retirees, and the military.

Our mentors commit to meeting with their youth for 4 hours per month (average of 1 hour per week) for a minimum of 1 year. Some mentors can choose to meet with one youth on a flexible schedule in the community - going to the library, playing at a park, or grabbing a soda and talking. Other mentors prefer to meet with a small group of youth (3-4) at a school setting during their lunch or study hall. For the time being, masks are required when you are with your youth, regardless of vaccination status. Staff is there to guide you every step of the relationship.

We are currently enrolling and training mentors to begin mentoring youth in the Peoria area this school year! If you think this might be a good fit for you, contact Lyndsie at 309-369-2335 or lgravemier@goodwillpeo.org for more information.

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About Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.

Location:

2319 East War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61614, US

Mission Statement

Mission of Goodwill of Central Illinois:

Supporting individuals and families who are working to better their lives.

Mission of Goodwill GoodGuides:

The mission of GoodGuides youth mentoring program is to empower youth to make positive choices that enable them to maximize their current and full potential.

Description

Goodwill GoodGuides is a national youth mentoring initiative dedicated to providing positive youth development for youth ages 12-17.Youth are paired up with an adult volunteer from the community who will serve as a mentor to provide a positive influence through a structured and supportive relationship. The mentoring relationship is designed to guide the youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal current and future potential.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2319 East War Memorial DrivePeoria, IL 61614

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week

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