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MentorWorks is located @ PS 188-Island School. We are looking to provide quality, school based one-on-one mentoring for seventy 4th through 8th grade boys and girls. Our goal is to match our young people with a caring adult friend who can help them t... Read more
MentorWorks is located @ PS 188-Island School. We are looking to provide quality, school based one-on-one mentoring for seventy 4th through 8th grade boys and girls. Our goal is to match our young people with a caring adult friend who can help them to achieve their full potential and discover their strengths both in and outside of school. Since the expectations of each child will vary, it is the mentor's job to encourage the development of a flexible relationship that responds to the mentor's skills and interests and the young person's needs.
The focus of the program is "Leadership Through Language." By educating oneself and learning the more figurative "languages" of different issues, as well as improving and expanding one's literal use of language, one will be able to become a more well-rounded, effective leader, both in the community and beyond. Some of the programs we will be doing include gender equality, human rights and conflict resolution, youth activism and community service, sign language, and environmentalism. The participation requirements of the Mentor Works program are as follows: #1) One (1) afternoon session per week: You can choose between Tuesdays or Thursdays for a mandatory (1) hour session from 4:00-5:00pm, 4:30-5:30pm, or 6:00-7:00pm. Your role will be to assist your mentee with academic support, as well as participate in workshops and activities with them. #2) One (1) Saturday per Month: We will have activities and workshops at PS 188 or we will go on cultural excursions. We will provide you with a schedule for all Saturdays at the beginning of the program. The duration of the day tends to be four or five hours (11-3pm), depending on the activity or trip, the time frame may change.
by kevin h. from cambria heights, NY
The reason why i would like to be a mentor because when i look at my life having a kid a the age of 16 and living in the projects and be able to make it out , with out being on drugs or ever going to jail, and not going to collage and going to school and learn a trade and become a electrician . and being a black man living in the hood it was hard . and i would like other young men to no that they can do the same .