The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Promoting the healthy development of today's youth through the guidance and support of responsible adults in order to strengthen the community now and in the future.
Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) is a group of nonprofit agencies that provide direct services to youth in local schools. BACR MentorCorps believes that mentors, self-motivated adults who serve as positive role models, can be effective in promoting the development of today's youth by engaging them in meaningful activities and exposing them to new opportunities. Mentors fill a distinct need in the life of a youth by providing access to an adult who neither judges nor disciplines, and who does not bear the responsibilities of a parent or teacher, but cares enough both to be available and to remind the youth to consider the consequences of his/her actions.