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Wilcome Human Services, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

335 N. Main StreetYork, PA 17403 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Wilcome Human Services, Inc. programs are designed to consult and partner with schools, families and organizations, to help at-risk youth and young adults in everyday living skills, education/academic support, socialization, healthy behaviors and career exploration.

Youth and young-adults are paired or arranged in age appropriate groups, with skilled, professional/trained mentors.

Description

Mentor Role
* Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
* Serve as a positive role model and friend
* Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
* Strive for mutual respect
* Build self-esteem and motivation
* Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment
* Make a one-year commitment
* Spend a minimum of eight hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
* Communicate with the mentee weekly
* Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional two-hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
* Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

Participation Requirements
* Be at least 25 years old
* Reside in Baltimore, MD and York, PA metro areas
* Be interested in working with young people
* Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
* Be willing to complete the application and screening process
* Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
* Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
* Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
* Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
* Have a clean criminal history
* No use of illicit drugs
* No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
* Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
* Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years




Desirable Qualities
* Willing listener
* Encouraging and supportive
* Patient and flexible
* Tolerant and respectful of individual differences

Benefits
* Personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and individuals
* Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
* Training sessions and group activities
* Participation in a mentor support group
* Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
* Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
* Mentee/mentor group activities, complimentary tickets to community events, participant recognition events

Application and Screening Process
* Written application
* Driving record check
* Criminal history check: state, FBI child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry
* Personal interview
* Provide three personal references
* Attend two-hour mentor training

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