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Opportunity Details

Volunteers Needed
S M T W T F S
Children & Youth Education, Family Services
Families, Low-income communities
Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+, Maximum Age:80

Youth Mentor

Would you like to help a local youth? Would you like an excuse to be a kid again? Become a youth mentor! Catholic Charities is currently recruiting mentors to work with 9-12 year-olds in Lake County. Studies show that volunteering a just a few hours a week can have a lifelong impact on a young person. If you are at least 21 years old and are willing to commit just 2 hours a week for a year, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mentoring can be fun and flexible. Once you’ve been matched, you develop a schedule and plan activities that work best for you and your mentee. Outings can happen weekday evenings or on the weekend. Take in a movie, visit a museum, play a board game, or just spend a day in the park. Our Program Coordinator will be there every step of the way to offer guidance and training, suggest age appropriate activities, and help you develop a strong relationship with your mentee. You will also have an opportunity to participate in quarterly special events that bring all of our mentors and mentees together to engage in fun activities, share ideas, and build supportive relationships.

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According to various educational studies, kids who have mentors have:
 
  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use
You can really impact the life of an at-risk child.


 
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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2019

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312-655-7557

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