Mentor Program sponsored by Community Connectors
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We are excited to announce that LifeTown was been awarded a grant from the Community Connectors to continue for the second year the mentor program for our students called "LifeTown's Road Map to Successful Mentoring Relationships and Career Development for Students with Disabilities." Please note this program is in addition to our regular LifeTown Volunteer program.
This program involves matching 100 volunteers with 100 students (with mild to moderate disabilities), to meet once a month for eight months (10 am to Noon) for One-On-One Mentoring. Volunteer mentors will meet with "their" student each month to help them learn a new lesson with a different set of skills which will include financial literacy (banking & budgeting), career and job exploration (resume building, social media, using technology for networking and finding jobs), mock job fair, socialization, communication and interpersonal skill building.
We would like to ask you to consider being a mentor to one of these amazing students. Just think of the bond and friendship you can make with one child. The mentoring will take place during their regular LifeTown visits, Monday – Friday from 10 am to 12pm. We do have the mentors arrive at LifeTown at 9:30 am to train and go over each lesson. We are so excited about continuing the mentor program for a second year and hope you will consider joining us to change the life of a child.
Overview of the LifeTown Mentoring Program
Goal of the program:To implement a one on one mentoring program to help students with disabilities learn, practice and improve on the skills necessary for successful employment and transition into the community after High School. Many of these skills will involve career and exploration (resume building, job exploration, practice interviewing, on the job training at LifeTown Venues and mock job fair), financial literacy (budgeting and banking), technology (social media), communication, socialization and interpersonal skills.
Students served:100 students with mild to moderate developmental disabilities in grades 6th to 12th from Columbus Public Schools.
Timing:Students will visit LifeTown eight time for two hours each visit during the 2016-2017 school year at which time they will meet one on one with their mentor 10 am to Noon.
Mentor Commitment:100 Mentors are needed that can establish and maintain a relationship with a student with disabilities while guiding, supporting and mentoring them during each of their eight visits to LifeTown. Mentor training, orientation, curriculum and all the materials necessary for the successful implementation of this program will be provided by LifeTown.
Please feel free to contact me at: Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-939-0765 with any questions and/or to advise me of your interest in becoming a Volunteer Mentor. Please visit our website lifetowncolumbus.org to view LifeTown.
Allison Kollar, LifeTown Volunteer Mentor Coordinator