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Encourager (Mentor) for adult learners

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Do you ever look back and wish you’d had someone walking beside you and encouraging you to achieve your goals? Could you see yourself being that person for someone else? This is the opportunity for you!

Begin Anew is a faith-based education organization working to empower individuals to overcome obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.

Begin Anew operates programs at four locations throughout Middle Tennessee (Woodbine, Downtown Nashville, Madison, and Franklin). Along with weekly Bible study and no-cost programming and care for our students’ children, we offer three education tracks in separate programs to men and to women:

• HSE (High School Equivalency)

• ELL (English Language Learners) accommodating three levels of instruction

• Computer and Job Skills Training

Though education is the focus of our program, we feel that relationships and encouragement offer the key to the success. We seek Christian volunteers to walk alongside our students in a mentoring role as they work to achieve their goals.

An Encourager will:

  • Be paired with one adult student and commit to meeting with him or her for one hour weekly for a one-year period. Encouragers may choose to meet with their student at class locations and attend the Bible Study together before or after their meeting, but meeting times and locations are flexible and at the convenience of the Encourager and the student.
  • Model successful behavior for a student by showing reliability, accountability, promptness, and dependability
  • Provide a listening, supportive relationship in which a student can discuss his or her personal goals and life situation
  • Develop a relationship with a student and become a regular part of his or her life. (Encouragers can live in fellowship and relationship with students by praying with/for students, sharing scripture, talking about children and jobs, having a meal together, meeting for a walk or shopping, or any other ways that are mutually acceptable.)
  • Receive training and a materials guide with different topics and activities to discuss with the student
  • Share monthly updates about the student’s journey with the Program Manager
  • Uphold the mission, vision, and statement of faith of Begin Anew

No mentoring experience is necessary – just a heart to encourage others.

This position requires volunteers to complete an application and pass a background check. Training and resources will be provided to you by the Program Manager, as needed.

Do you ever look back and wish you’d had someone walking beside you and encouraging you to achieve your goals? Could you see yourself being that person for someone else? This is the opportunity for you!

Begin Anew is a faith-based education…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

On-site

Greater Nashville area

Nashville, TN, USA
Directions

Begin Anew operates programs at four locations throughout Middle Tennessee (Woodbine, Downtown Nashville, Madison, and Franklin). Encouragers may choose to meet with their student at class locations and attend the Bible Study together before or after their meeting, but meeting times and locations are flexible and at the convenience of the Encourager and the student.

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