Inspired Youth Mentors Wanted!- Holyoke, MA

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ORGANIZATION: THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT INC

This is an opportunity to join a unique intergenerational mentoring after-school group! A small group of third through seventh graders are being mentored by 5 caring high school students and college interns.

We are looking for additional mentors of all ages.

Ubuntu meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 at Sullivan School in Holyoke, MA.

Each day in Ubuntu begins with a Community Circle and homework support. Then the Ubuntu children and their mentors participate in activities. The activities include art, spending time talking, dancing, drumming, playing games, storytelling, karate, and more. There are several stations of activities and activities vary from week-to-week. The children choose what they want to do. We finish each day with ten minutes of journaling, and a community circle.
We end with ten minutes journaling, and a community circle, of course!

The goals of Ubuntu Arts Community are:

- For High School, college and adult mentors to build nurturing relationships with the Sullivan children.
- To support the Sullivan children to care about school and to do well in school.
- To make the arts available to the Sullivan children.
- For all members to build skills in leadership, peer mentoring and facilitating circles.
Here are some of the qualities we've looking for in our mentors:

  • Passionate about children and their future, and about supporting children
  • Playful, reliable, consistent, flexible
  • Open-minded and a good communicator
  • Has reliable transportation
  • Will provide personal references and a CORI

Responsibilities Include
  • Attend an orientation and training
  • Be available from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at least one day a week
  • Build caring relationships with Ubuntu children
  • Very occasionally join other mentors for a training and/or community building session

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About THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT INC

Location:

1365 Main St, Suite 220, Springfield, MA 01103, US

Mission Statement

We Value: Art that engages the public in dialog about social justice and culture Art that expresses and celebrates our humanity and our inter-connectedness Being a community of many languages Intergenerational and Intercultural alliances Life-long caring relationships over multiple generations Access to quality educational and professional opportunities for our members Multi-faceted educational experiences, i.e. Contact with professional artists, academic and international communities, community and cultural activists Youth leadership, critical and independent thinking, and community engagement Coalition and movement building Achieving personal and collective excellence Work that aims to dismantle all forms of oppression

Description

The Performance Project brings people together to create theater and visual art through multi-generational collaborations. Our members participate in artistic training, inter-generational mentoring and leadership development. We claim a public voice, engage audiences in dialogue about oppression and liberation, and celebrate our humanity and connection through the arts.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Sullivan School400 Jarvis AveHolyoke, MA 01040

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Music Arts
  • Storytelling
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hrs a week minimum

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