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DREAM

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

148 Tilson RdAthens, GA 30606 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

D.R.E.A.M. is Fore Teen's career explorations and exposure program. D.R.E.A.M. is broken into 5 phases, Discover, Refine, Empower, Achieve, and Make an Impact. D.R.E.A.M. will provide participants with the knowledge, and information needed to determine their career path rather it be vocational or professional. As a D.R.E.A.M. mentor, your role will be to serve as a career mentor, steering the teen in the direction that will help them achieve their career asperations by providing advice on the best steps to take to peruse their career dreams, sharing your experiences/lessons learns, and sharing shadowing/internship opportunities. Most importantly your role is to encourage and motivate the teen to pursue their career dreams.

Description

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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