What You'll Do:Community HOPE is a mentor/literacy program with the Alexander Family YMCA. Community HOPE isn't just a tutoring program. It's a relationship – a bond between mentor and child. Please take a moment to view one mentor's journey: https://vimeo.com/66176248
Appropriate for group service projects
Must be 16 years or older
Passion for positively impacting the lives of children in our community. Minimum commitment of one academic year.
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Details:YMCA's Community HOPE Mentoring Program
Please take a moment to view one mentor's journey: https://vimeo.com/66176248
Community HOPE is a mentor/literacy program with the Alexander Family YMCA. Community HOPE isn't just a tutoring program. It's a relationship – a bond between mentor and child. With your help, students can gain more than one grade level of literacy proficiency each year. In addition, these children develop confidence and an expanded vision for their future.
As a mentor, you will meet with your student once a week, on a set day and time, throughout the school year. Mentoring sessions are offered Monday through Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. During these one-hour sessions, you and your mentee will have the opportunity to build a relationship while working through an individualized literacy plan.
Mentors who commit to working with a student for the academic year will have the following responsibilities/expectations from the program leadership staff:
• Commit to an hour each week working with the same student through a structured literacy folder that is divided into three sections: literature comprehension, vocabulary development and objective reinforcement.
• Mentor their assigned student by spending time with them outside of the tutoring hour, at least twice a semester.
• Attend all trainings and meetings that will increase their knowledge of community development, as it relates to their relationship with the assigned student and their family.
• Be comfortable tutoring in a church and being in the presence of pastoral staff and church members.
• Be a positive role model for the youth and families that are participants in the Community HOPE program.
• Communicate and build a positive working relationship with the assigned student's alternate mentor.
• Effectively communicate with the staff, parents and other volunteers associated with the Community HOPE Mentoring Program.
Community HOPE is held at five local churches in Raleigh:
Mayview Community HOPE Site
At Wilson Temple United Methodist Church
1023 Oberlin Road
Downtown East Community HOPE Site
At Treasuring Christ Church
554E. Hargett Street
South Ridge Community HOPE Site
At Macedonia New Life Church
2004 Rock Quarry Road
Schenley Square Community Hope Site
At Christian Faith Baptist Church
509 Hilltop Drive
Navajo Drive Community Hope Site
At Church of the Apostles
333 Church at North Hills Street
Contact Barbara Longobardo, 919-582-2236, Barbara.Longobardo@YMCATriangle.org