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Horizons NCC seeks Volunteers to Mentor 9th Graders for our NEW High School Program!

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Horizons NCC seeks Volunteers to Mentor 9th Graders for our NEW High School Program!

Horizons NCC is excited to announce our NEW High School

Program for our rising 9th graders. This new program through Horizons

NCC, will be providing mentoring to our youth. We are seeking educated

professionals, who desire a mentor relationship and have a strong passion to

encourage and motivate our youth students to thrive and succeed academically

and socially.


Mentors are needed starting mid-September to work with

youth in the Greater Norwalk Area!

  1. Weekly or bi-weekly community visits/ virtual optional; minimum of 4 hours per month.
  2. Initial application with criminal background screening and references. 
  3. Mentor Training and Support provided throughout match
  4. Must be committed and invested in long-term mentoring for the 4 years of High School.
  5. Mentors report to Program Coordinator with monthly updates including academic and social emotional data, and student grades. 
  6. Program Coordinator will establish check-in meetings with both mentors and mentees to monitor progress and success. 


This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in a child’s life by motivating, guiding, & inspiring a young rising 9th grader!


About Horizons at Norwalk Community College

Location:

P.O. Box 244

Norwalk, CT 06853


Vision, Mission, Values

VISION 

All children have the opportunity to realize their full potential.

MISSION

To build brighter futures for under-resourced Norwalk students by providing academic and enrichment opportunities, cultivating community, and inspiring dreams.

VALUES 

1. Children First:  The whole child is always our first priority

2. Integrity, Equity, and, Respect: We are honest, open, ethical and fair

3. Collaboration: We partner with our families, the Norwalk community and other stakeholders


Program Description:

Founded in 1964 and expanding nationally since 1995, Horizons is a network of high-quality, tuition-free, immersive academic and enrichment programs for children in under-served communities, providing out-of-school-time support for the duration of a child’s K-12th grade experience. With 65 Horizons programs across 19 states, and growing by 5-7 new sites each year, Horizons is unique among summer programs because: (1) we make a long-term investment in our students; (2) we partner with students’ families; and (3) we support both academic achievement and healthy youth development. Over the past few decades, we have seen that Horizons repeated positive interventions and affirming reinforcements over multiple years are highly effective in closing the well-documented gaps in opportunity and achievement between underserved children and their more affluent peers.

Connecticut has one of the widest educational achievement and opportunity gaps in the nation. This measures the unequal or inequitable distribution of educational results and benefits of Connecticut students. Horizons programs help to close those gaps, as well as stem the “summer slide” of learning loss that occurs during summer vacation. Horizons at Norwalk Community College (HNCC) is one of nine Horizons programs in Connecticut, joining the network of Brunswick School, Ethel Walker School, Foote School, Greens Farms Academy, New Canaan Country School, Notre Dame High School, Sacred Heart University, and Westminster School.

Horizons at Norwalk Community College began with one classroom of kindergarten children in 2013, and the following year we added both a 1st grade and a Pre-K class. In Summer 2021, we will serve 120 children in Pre-K through 8th grade. 

Horizons at Norwalk Community College is anchored by a six-week summer program, guided by a professional faculty in a nurturing environment. The program is committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that enhance self-esteem, build problem-solving skills, and encourage a lifelong interest in learning. Horizons emphasizes academics, the arts, social growth, and athletics. Like all Horizons affiliates, we provide the fun and confidence-building of swimming and water safety instruction.

In late 2016, Horizons at Norwalk Community College reorganized as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. HNCC is an affiliate of Horizons National but has its own leadership, including a highly influential board of directors, a dedicated and experienced professional staff, and a community of engaged philanthropic partners. HNCC is primarily funded through tax deductible donations from the surrounding community, including individuals, local corporations and foundations. The generosity of space and utilities from our host school, NCC, allows a high percentage of fundraising dollars to go directly toward program expenses. Our largest expenditures are for teacher salaries, meals, bus transportation, and pool and lifeguard fees.


WHEN: 

Flexible depending on work schedule, etc. 

WHERE: 

Multiple locations in Norwalk, CT 06854









Horizons NCC is excited to announce our NEW High School

Program for our rising 9th graders. This new program through Horizons

NCC, will be providing mentoring to our youth. We are seeking educated

professionals, who desire a mentor…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
    12:00 AM EDT
    4:00 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Horizons NCC

PO Box 244, Norwalk, CT 06853, United States

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