Mentors need for young adults

Posted by on December 19, 2003

The Achieving Independence Center (AI Center) is seeking mentors to positively influence young adults.

The AI Center is a one-stop shop created for youth who are aging out of the foster care system without having been adopted. Transitioning from foster care into independent living situations is challenging, especially when you may not have the family support that many of us take for granted.

Time Commitment: A minimum commitment of 1 year with a minimum of 4 hours of contact per month with young adult.

Areas Of Involvement: Commitment to developing a supportive relationship with a member of the Achieving Independence Center.

? Create change and positively influence a youth
? Personal satisfaction of helping others
? Positive experience of working with foster youth.
? Making a Difference in the Life of Philadelphia’s children and families.

? Must be at least 21 years old. .
? Sincere desire to be personally involved in the life of a young adult to assist in achieving their personal goals.
? Ability to communicate in an open and non-judgmental manner.
? Ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility and respect.
? Practical problem solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives.
? Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural, or racial backgrounds.
? Pass Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Check.

? Make a minimum of one year commitment to developing and maintaining a mentor relationship with a young adult.
? Attend mentor orientation and training sessions before mentoring begins and attend ongoing mentor training and group sessions.
? Meet with young adult a minimum of two times a month face-to-face and communicate and interact with them on a consistent basis.
? Maintain activity logs and other information as requested by Mentor Coordinator.

To register or for additional information contact Stephanie or Hector at 215-574-9194.

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