Mentor a Youth

The Mentoring Program at East End House (EEH) matches adult mentors with middle school youth who have been selected by EEH staff over the course of a year. Mentoring takes place as an extension of the Middle-School After-School Program. Time is spent with youth at the program site, and additional opportunities are provided for activities in the community, in the workplace, or other appropriate locations.

Purpose
To provide youth with quality adult relationships with caring and supportive adults in order to decrease negative behaviors and to increase engagement, social skills, and self-esteem.
Working Relationships
Mentors will work closely with the Program Coordinator and EEH staff in the Middle School After-school Program. Mentors will form a relationship with their mentee and engage them in activities that support their interests and developmental needs. Mentors will also work with other mentors, particularly in the area of training and development.
Duties
Commit to a year-long mentoring relationship with a middle school youth
Meet for at least 4 hours a month with the youth and engage in academic, career, social, and recreational activities
Engage in monthly training, orientation, and program development with the Program Coordinator
Maintain a safe, healthy environment for all East End House consumers, adhering to proper EEH and Department of Health guidelines
Requirements
Must adhere to the East End House Staff Ground Rules for Working Together as outlined in the East End House Personnel Policy Handbook
Must be courteous, friendly, and communicative with mentee
Must be friendly and courteous to all East End House consumers and friends
Must be flexible, open-minded, and able to exercise good communication skills
Must be enthusiastic about working with and enriching the lives of middle school youth
Must be a positive ambassador for East End House in the community
Must be committed, reliable and on time
Must be 18 years old or older by the date of first meeting with mentee
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