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Seeking Tucson Mentors for Refugee Youth (ages 15-25)!

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Refugee Youth Mentorship Program


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Seeking Tucson Mentors for Refugee Youth (ages 15-25)!

*While we are in need of male mentors we encourage all interested parties to apply.

The Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) purpose is to foster a sense of self, establish a deeper connection to the Tucson community, and support youth on their quest to become capable, independent and well-rounded adults.

This program matches mentors with refugees 15-25 years old within their first 5 years of resettlement. Together you work towards the mentee's goals, related to vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation. 

Mentorship enriches the lives of both the mentee and mentor. We offer 1-on-1, strengths-based mentorship models. To ensure that the program requirements are being upheld below are the commitments that the mentor must agree to before being enrolled in the program and matched with a mentee.


  • Attend an on-site mentor training and program kickoff event (where I will be matched with my mentee).
  • I agree to obtain a fingerprint clearance card .
  • I agree to work with my mentee in building life skills and completing steps in their SMART goal that he/she can achieve in 4-6 months.
  • I agree to meet with my mentee for 4-5 hours a month, for a minimum of 4 months.

RYMP staff understand the importance of your time so do our best to make you feel a part of the community. We do this by expressing our gratitude, checking in monthly on the relationship, offer professional development opportunities, free entry to Tucson events, and are happy to write letters of recommendation. Along with hosting monthly mentee skill building workshops and fun community events. Create your own schedule that works for you and your mentee.

Invest in your community. Change a life. Become a mentor today!

We practice social distancing and abide by CDC guidelines.

Visit www.lss-sw.org/rymp

*While we are in need of male mentors we encourage all interested parties to apply.

The Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) purpose is to foster a sense of self, establish a deeper connection to the Tucson community, and support youth on…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Housed under Lutheran Social Services

1231 North Norris Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719

How to Apply

Once your application is received, you will be invited in for a brief informational interview and to complete necessary paperwork.

RYMP is committed to recruiting mentors who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People from all backgrounds, bilingual candidates, and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. Mentors will receive training on the volunteer mentor role, in addition to ongoing support from RYMP staff.

RYMP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, military veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

RYMP is dedicated to helping to close the opportunity gap within our Tucson community.

Once your application is received, you will be invited in for a brief informational interview and to complete necessary paperwork.

RYMP is committed to recruiting mentors who…

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