This program is a 12-month commitment with weekly meetings. Mentors and mentees are expected to meet for at least two hours per week. Mentors — who need to be at least 21 years old — will need to pass a background check and attend Safe Environment and Trauma Informed Training sessions.
Volunteer mentors will be matched with a refugee between the ages of 9 and 17. Mentors will be trained to be positive role models and encourage academic achievement, a news release from the organization said.
“This program provides an opportunity for cultural exchange and personal growth for both the mentor and the mentee,” the release said.
For more information, contact Luzon Pivi, refugee youth mentoring program coordinator, at 804-8623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.