Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LAHSA) at the RFK Community Schools Complex is located in the heart of Koreatown. As an urban Pilot School and a certified Linked Learning School, LAHSA serves 410 students, many who come from first generation immigrant families of Latino and/or Korean descent.
Program Description: LASHA’s mentoring program utilizes the arts to develop trusting relationships between mentors and mentees with the goal of empowering our youth. Our mentorship program creates an atmosphere where youth can learn and discuss mental health issues impacting their lives as well as various social justice issues in a unique and artistic way.
Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed to serve twice a month on a set calendar as mentors for at low income high school students. One meeting each month will be a “Group” session, where all mentor-mentee pairs meet together for facilitated group activities to build trust, community, relationship skills, and life skills. The other session each month is a ‘One-on-One,’ where mentors and mentees are able to get to know one another better. We also ask that mentors make email contact in the off weeks.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 21 years of age. Interviews and background checks will be conducted (Live Scan with the chance of partial reimbursement at the end of the program). All mentors must attend a 2 session mentor training. Reliability and follow through are a must. * We conduct interviews and background checks to ensure the safety of our youth.
Benefits: Support, guide, and be a friend to a developing young adult. Become part of your mentees support network. Participate in our fun field trips and luncheons!
Program will meet twice a month for 10 months on Wednesdays or Thursdays during school hours. Group sessions will last 2 hours and one on one sessions last 1 hour. In total mentors will spend about 4 hours/ month communicating with their mentees.
Tags: at-risk youth, mentoring, youth, education
Contact Person: Jessica Ortiz
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 323-224-6510 X 108
Organization: Los Angeles High School of the Arts