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Opportunity Details

Volunteers Needed
Children & Youth Education
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income communities
Mentoring/Youth Development

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

Mentors: Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Would you consider volunteering as a mentor for 1 or 2 hours per week?
The Young Men's Initiative Program, currently needs 2-3 male mentors.
Mentoring must happen on site in the Bronx.
Mentor Requirements:
  • Go through a screening process to ensure ability to work with teens and be around children
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Able to commit for at least a full school year (Nov. 1-June 30)
  • Volunteer their time with a group of 2-4 mentees
  • Be able to volunteer at least 90 minutes (1.5 hours) a week or as per scheduled sessions, onsite, at the center.
  • Be willing to participate in various activities. The scope of the activities will be determined by the program and  may include:
    • Group discussions on issues related to school transitions,
    • Sports
    • Trips and/ or  cultural events,
    • Arts and crafts, and
    • Academic help
  • Adherence to youth development principles
About the Mentee’s
  • All Bronx residents
  • High School Students ages 14-19
  • Target are young men, but we may have young women depending on the need
  • Mostly come from low-income, single parent households
  • Must attend 80% of mentoring sessions

Location: Highbridge Section, Bx
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