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Organizational Description Urban Youth Alliance is an indigenous, multicultural, cross-denominational urban youth ministry dedicated to developing urban youth into leaders utilizing a faith-based approach. BronxConnect is a community-based alternative-to-incarceration program for court-involved youth. BronxConnect works with youth with open court cases who are facing incarceration unless a suitable community-based alternative can be found. By providing court advocacy, case management, mental health services, and other support services, BronxConnect has achieved a 75% success rate in preventing youth from returning to the system. BronxConnect also matches men and women from the Bronx faith community in mentoring relationships with young people.
BronxConnect is seeking volunteers to work in small groups with 13-19 year olds. Mentors must be 18 or older. Mentors will work on-site in our offices with the youth in a field they feel most comfortable with, whether it is tutoring, teaching social skills and awareness, or a teaching a hobby. We need mentors available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays for 2 hours. Volunteers are required to come once every other week and we ask to be consistant with the day of the week. Duties Include: Working individually with different size groups of youth. Be available to work 2 hours a day every other week (4-6 hours a month) Be a consistent good role model. Must be comfortable around juveniles involved in the criminal justice system. Prior experience working with urban youth a plus. Prior tutoring experience a plus. Have a love and commitment to young people. Be comfortable working in a Christian Environment.