YOUTH POWER!’s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is seeking caring and dedicated individuals to volunteer one hour a week as mentors for our career focused mentoring program at our current locations in Albany and Ravena.
RAMP is a career-focused program for youth ages 11 to 17 who are involved with or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system and have a disability (diagnosed or perceived) . RAMP uses a combination of group, peer and individualized mentoring to help youth learn about job options, how to set goals for themselves, and how to achieve those goals with steps anchored in their daily lives to successfully transition to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living
Mentors take the lead in supporting a young person at weekly meetings by participating in career focused discussions, helping youth reach individual career and personal goals, and, at times, leading activities. Mentors serve as a positive role model and friend, and help to build self-esteem and motivation. Mentors receive training and ongoing support as well as have the opportunity to participate in structured activities which are payed for by the program.
This is a great opportunity to obtain work experience, grow your resume, as well as learn from the youth themselves. Mentors should be willing listeners, encouraging and supportive, patient and flexible and tolerant and respectful of individual differences. For more information about this program, or to find out how you can become a mentor, contact Mentoring Coordinator Elijah Fagan-Solis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-432-0333 ext. 19
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Mentoring Coordinator (Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program – RAMP)
737 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Tel: 518-432-0333 ext. 19
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