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BBOLD

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

148 Tilson RdAthens, GA 30606 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

B.B.O.L.D. is Fore Teen's leadership, self-improvement, mentoring, tutoring, and motivational program. In this program we provide participants with weekly mentoring, tutoring, life skills, and much more.

Description

B.B.O.L.D. is Fore Teen's leadership, self-improvement, mentoring, tutoring, and motivational program. In this program we provide participants with weekly mentoring, life skills, training in public speaking, leadership skills, access to weekly 1 hour tutoring sessions, monthly speakers and much more. As a B.B.O.L.D. mentor, your role is to help build the teen's self-esteem, assist with developing leadership and life skills by discussing and reviewing the weekly activities in the B.B.O.L.D. workbook with your mentee. Additionally, your role also includes serving as a role model and friend they can share their wins and/or concerns with.

Mentor Role
* Take the lead in supporting a teen through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
* Serve as a positive role model and friend
* Build the relationship by planning and doing virtual activities together
* Strive for mutual respect
* Build self-esteem and motivation
* Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
* Review weekly workbook activities with teen (1-2 sections)

Time Commitment
* Make 8 month commitment
* Spend a minimum of 1 hour per week virtually with a mentee
* Attend an initial training session

Participation Requirements
* Be at least 21 years old
* Be interested in working with teens
* 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 PC, laptop, or cellphone with video conferencing capabilities
* 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

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