Virtual Mentoring Training
June 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Kids who have begun to adopt a more stable lifestyle need a means to get off the streets. The Apartment Support program aids homeless kids in their transition from street life to apartment life. The program begins with the tools and assistance in locating an apartment and then helps them in their daily lives as an independent apartment dweller. Through the Apartment Support Program, volunteers provide kids with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for themselves and their home. Basic assistance includes funding a security deposit, weekly food deliveries, health and safety apartment inspections and basic living skills training.
A Mentor with the StandUp For Kids program is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted guide to a youth/young adult. S/he helps to ensure that the youth develops important life skills, is exposed to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, stays in school if applicable, and graduates our program with a plan for the future. A Mentor must be able to commit to spending at least one year in a relationship with a youth. Spend at least 2 hours a week engaged in an activity with their mentees.
If you would like to become a Mentor to a youth, please write a short paragraph of yourself stating who you are, why you want to become a mentor, and how ways you can help the youth in the future, alone with a picture. This will give the youth a chance they can pick who they would like to become a mentor. All details will get discuss during the training.