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Soccer Without Borders Family Mentor Program

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

3700 Eastern AvenueBaltimore, MD 21218 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mentors through the Soccer Without Borders Family Mentor Program are placed with refugee and immigrant families in Baltimore City. The mentor supports the family to work towards becoming self-sufficient so that they are able to thrive in the Baltimore Community. The mentoring program utilizes adult volunteers that commit to supporting, guiding, and becoming a solid support system to families for a period of at least one year. Mentors may help children with homework, parents with English practice, or young adults with job applications. The ultimate goal is for families to develop and reach positive academic, career, personal goals and for parents specifically to become strong advocates for their children.

Description

Mentors through the Soccer Without Borders Family Mentor Program are placed with one refugee or immigrant family in Baltimore City. The mentor will support the family to work towards becoming self-sufficient so that they are able to thrive in the Baltimore Community. The mentoring program utilizes adult volunteers that commit to supporting, guiding, and becoming a solid support system to families for a period of at least one year. Mentors may help children with homework, parents with English practice, or young adults with job applications. The ultimate goal is for families to develop and reach positive academic, career, personal goals and for parents specifically to become strong advocates for their children. Mentors are asked to commit to one year of service, and visit the family approximately 8 hours a month (2 hours a week or 4 hours every other week).

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