- 2457 E Washington St Ste A Indianapolis, Indiana 46201 United States
- Refugee youth face unique challenges as they adapt to life in the United States. A mentor provides guidance on how to navigate US culture as a teen and walks with refugee youth as they work towards their future goals. Mentors provide encouragement and support to assist refugee teens in setting themselves up for success. Mentors will be matched with one or two teens. Teens participating in the program will identify goals they would like to work toward with the help of their mentor. In the past, mentors have helped teens with homework, helped them study for the driver’s test, and taken them to get a library card. Additionally, Exodus will hold monthly educational events for the teens that mentors and mentees will attend together. These will cover topics such as college readiness, employment readiness, and cultural adjustment, in addition to other fun activities. Requirements: Minimum 9-month commitment. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to meet with the refugee teen at least 2 times per month. Must complete Exodus trainings, Stewards of Children Training (online), and a personal interview. Background check required. This volunteer opportunity is a hybrid opportunity (both virtual and in-person).
- Social Issues:
- Children and Youth, Education and Literacy, Global and Peace Issues, Government and Public Policy
- Day(s) of Week:
- Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday