Post Date: 07/17/2020
Close Date: 08/31/2020
Friends of the Children- Portland is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving youth facing the most obstacles the ability to create a new story. As a Friend you will nurture long-term relationships from a foundation of love, intention, acceptance, and culturally informed practice. Do you want to help 8 - 10 of our youth discover their limitless potential, by fostering their internal resiliency? Are you ready to help build relationships within the communities of our youth and families to strengthen social networks and provide bridges to new opportunities? If so, the crucial role of a Friend might be for you.
Friends of the Children – SW Washington is currently seeking a mentor to serve as a positive adult role model to 8 - 10 youth and develop loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each youth. The youth may vary in age from K-12th grade. For every youth, a Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote each youth’s strength, talents, and abilities; help ensure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment activities; and model responsible behavior.
A Friend will fully document all youth service efforts and participate in an ongoing reflection, observation, and evaluation process. Friends work directly with each of their youth in both one-on-one and in group settings and work indirectly collaborating with the other adults in the youth’s life and intentionally planning, culminating in about four hours each week per youth.
Please use the link provided to learn more and apply. Thank you for your consideration.