The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Discovering Options helps at-risk children avoid drug use and other self-destructive behaviors through mentoring and comprehensive after school programming that encourages family involvement. Read more
Discovering Options helps at-risk children avoid drug use and other self-destructive behaviors through mentoring and comprehensive after school programming that encourages family involvement.
Discovering Options is a local non profit that serves 100 at-risk children per year. We serve children in two phases: the first is through PREP our award winning after school program. We see the children 4 days a week, 2.5 hours a day for 10 weeks. During that time we teach the children decision making, team work, listening and conflict resolution. Our work prior to mentoring helps prepare the children for the second phase of the program which is mentoring!
At PREP we are Promoting Responsibility through Education and Preparation!
Volunteering with Discovering Options has been really rewarding!!! Each week I look forward to picking up my protoge and spending time with him and I really feel like I'm making a difference. The staff is always available to answer questions and they provide TONS of support!