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Mentors Needed for Dynamic Youth!

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The Black Swan Academy | Washington, DC
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The Black Swan Academy


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Published 3 months ago

Schedule

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


We are seeking passionate mentors, who are committed to fostering a safe, supportive environment for young people to become civic leaders.. Mentors assist in the implementation of the curriculum; including planning/participating in community service activities and advocacy efforts. Most importantly mentors are expected to be positive role models to the youth. This position is not paid, however a transportation stipend may be offered. Mentors are expected to attend required trainings and work 3-6 hours per week (3:15p-6:00p)


Responsibilities:

  • Assist Lead Instructor in the execution of lesson plan;
  • Assist in the planning of Community Service activities;
  • Participate in social justice advocacy efforts;
  • Facilitate smaller group activities and discussion;
  • Assist youth with homework;
  • Maintain consistent and direct interaction with youth;
  • Be a source of emotional support for youth and record/report any signs of emotional/mental distraught to appropriate staff;
  • Mentor youth, act as a positive role model through actions and words.


Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth;
  • Interest in Social Justice, Community Organizing, Education, Social Work;
  • Sensitivity to people of diverse educational, ethnic, and economic backgrounds;
  • Interest/Background in Social work, Education or Public Policy preferred;
  • All volunteers MUST secure DCPS clearances

We are seeking passionate mentors, who are committed to fostering a safe, supportive environment for young people to become civic leaders.. Mentors assist in the implementation of the curriculum; including planning/participating in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome

Location

Multiple Sites in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

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