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Refugee Youth Mentoring Program (RYMP) Overview 

What is RYMP?

The Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) is intended to help provide leadership, structure and healthy relationships for refugees between the ages of 15 and 24 who are within their first 5 years of resettlement. The program will match community mentors with refugees to aid them in working towards their unique goals related to vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation

To ensure mentors and mentees get the most out of this opportunity, careful matching will be applied based on criteria including gender, interests, availability, and needs. Sometimes language ability and other preferences will also be considered. This program is meant to enrich the lives of both the mentee and mentor and fulfill the needs of opportunity youth to help them become capable, independent, and well-rounded adults. 

Time Commitment?

Mentors and Mentees are asked to make a 4-month minimum commitment, making contact at least once a week to work towards the mentee’s goal. Weekly contact can be in the form of phone calls, texts, and email, but should be in person at least twice a month. An RYMP staff member will check in with both the mentor and mentee at least once a month.

Preliminary training and orientation will be mandatory for both mentors and mentees. 

What does the program look like?

  1. Mentors and Mentees will provide us with information about their interests, wants, and needs via an application form. 
  2. If a mentee meets our program eligibility, the case manager will complete a needs assessment to help identify the mentees needs and guide them towards making a goal for vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation that can be achieved within 4 months.
  3. Mentors will attend a training.
  4. Mentees will attend an orientation.
  5. Both will start with a kick-off workshop to become familiar with the program (and each other!). 
  6. At the kick-off meeting, the mentors and mentees will draft preliminary goals under the guidance of the case manager and other RYMP staff. Once a goal has been set, mentors and mentees will select activities from our three-tier menu that help move mentees towards their goals. 
  7. Mentees and Mentors will make contact once a week throughout the designated time frame.
  8. Mentees complete their goal! Mentors end their mentorship, or begin with a new mentorship cycle.  


Interested in becoming a mentor? 

Visit our website to find the mentor application here: www.lss-sw.org/rymp

Email: Bballa@Lss-sw.org for more information on how to sign up!

Refugee Youth Mentoring Program (RYMP) Overview 

What is RYMP?

The Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) is intended to help provide leadership, structure and healthy relationships for refugees between the ages of 15 and 24 who are within…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    March 20, 2021
    12:00 AM MST
    7:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    July 31, 2021
    11:59 PM MST
    6:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
2100 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering as a refugee youth mentor, please follow the link to the Mentor Interest Form, or for more information visit our website at www.lss-sw.org/rymp.

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in volunteering as a refugee youth mentor, please follow the link to the Mentor Interest Form, or for more information visit our website at www.lss-sw.org/rymp…

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