The Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods using a holistic approach to reduce poverty by ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education and technology services, enabling a successful transition from cradle to college and career.
Who are the youth?
Students who are eligible for services are between the ages of 16-24 and are currently involved, or have been involved, with the Juvenile Justice System. The youth cannot have ever been convicted of a crime as an adult under Federal, state, or local law. The youth must be a resident of the City of Los Angeles, and have the right to work in the U.S.
What we are looking for?
A mentor is a person who builds a long-term relationship with a student where the focus is on supporting the personal and professional growth of the mentee. A mentor will become a role model for the mentee. The mentor will be able to share experiences, make suggestions, and transfer knowledge in order to help the mentee grow and learn. Mentors will offer extra support to help a mentee reach their academic and career goals.
This is an ongoing opportunity! We encourage volunteers to be available for a 6 month period. During this time, you will have the opportunity to bond with youth and become a mentor. We believe that 6 months gives enough time to build a strong and healthy relationship. We encourage the youth and mentor to communicate in person twice a month, and have weekly check-ins. These commitments are flexible based on the youth and mentors time commitment and schedules.
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