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Mentor a Girl!

Mentor a Girl!

Contact Info:

Amy Keller
Mentoring Coordinator
Phone:
4024574676
Fax:
402-457-4676
Ongoing
Location:
2811 N. 45th St.
Omaha, NE 68104
Opportunity Type:
Education

Purpose

The Girls Inc. Pathfinders Program is a mentoring program devoted to providing one-on-one female support to girls in need of social development, recreational opportunities, and emotional support. Our mentors get to assist their mentees develop and achieve positive academic, career, and personal goals. This fun, rewarding opportunity is perfect for community members looking to give back in a long-term, individualized way!

 

Qualifications

·         A sincere desire to contribute to the growth and development of a young girl, and an enjoyment in working with youth

·         An ability to communicate appropriately, openly, and without judgment

·         Practical problem solving skills

·         Strong listening skills

·         Commitment to continually work on establishing and growing a relationship

·         An ability to suggest alternatives in a respectful and collaborative way

·         Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds

 

Responsibilities, Commitment, and Support

·         Make a minimum 12-month commitment to developing and maintaining a relationship with a mentee

·         Meet with your mentee for at least 4 hours a month to establish a relationship

·         Maintain weekly contact with your mentee via phone, e-mail, text, postcards, etc.

·         Attend a 2 hour in-person training session as well as ongoing mentor training and support sessions

·         Communicate with program staff monthly and complete brief monthly activity reports via e-mail

·         Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, community service activities, and program recognition events

 

Eligibility

·         At least 19 years of age.

·         Pass an annual background check.

·         Access to an automobile (strongly recommended) or have reliable and safe transportation to transport your mentee.   For drivers, provide proof of insurance.

·         A willingness to communicate with program staff regularly throughout the program year to receive support and supervision during the time you are matched with your mentee.

 

Contact Information

Amy Keller                     

Pathfinders Mentoring Coordinator

Phone: (402) 457-4676 ext.1110

Email: mentoring [at] girlsincomaha.org