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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. With the closure of schools and camps, many youth are eager for adult interaction and guidance. To ensure the safety of our program while still supporting youth, we are now offering virtual mentoring as a new way of mentoring in our program.

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 communicating with their youth at least 2x a month for a minimum of 1 year. Mentors can connect with their youth through phone, video conferencing (like Zoom), or texting/email. In addition to talking, they can also complete online activities together - such as online games, workout videos, craft tutorials, virtual tours, and more! Staff is there to guide you every step of the relationship. Once the weather and public health situation improve, there could also be the opportunity to connect with your youth in person later in the year.

We are currently enrolling and training mentors to begin mentoring youth in the Peoria area this 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

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

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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