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Communities In Schools of Federal Way

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

1825 South 316th StFederal Way, WA 98003 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Communities In Schools of Federal Way Mentor Program recruits volunteer mentors from the community and matches them with students in grades 6-12 based on key interests and other criteria. Mentors meet with students for 45-60 minutes per week at the student's school during the school day. Since it is during the school day, mentors need to be able to meet with a mentee between the hours of 8-2:45 for middle school and 7:15 - 2:10 for high school.

The primary goal of mentoring is to provide the student with support and encouragement. In order to do this, mentors show a sincere interest in the success of the student and establish a caring relationship.

Description

Mentors must be able to meet with a student for 45-60 minutes once a week at the student's school during the school year. A minimum of one year commitment is required, but mentors are welcome to continue year after year if they choose! An application (which includes a WA State Patrol background check, National Sex Offender Registry check and three reference checks), a 1.5 hour New Mentor Training and 15 minute Mentor Interview are required to be completed prior to meeting with a student.

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