Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mentors and Mentees Needed

GoodGuides® Youth Mentoring, a program of Goodwill Southwestern Pa., is open to local youths between the ages of 12 and 17. In order for the youth mentoring program to succeed, Goodwill is seeking caring adult volunteers who enjoy working with youth to serve as role models and mentors. The commitment is only two hours per week, one evening a week. This is a wonderful opportunity to impact the lives of local youths.

The program focuses on helping youths set goals and explore career options while helping them realize the value of education and opening their eyes to the possibilities around them. The youths participate in mini-workshops on self-esteem, decision making, and conflict resolution, while setting goals and making plans for careers. They also are involved in designing and implementing community service projects and are developing leadership skills. They also have the opportunity to learn about digital photography, financial literacy, health and nutrition, and other activity modules designed to help the youth grow and develop.

Currently one group of youths meet on Thursdays and a second group (all girls) will begin to meet on Wednesdays at the new Goodwill site on 52nd Street. There are 10 open spots available for local girls; if you know of any youth who could benefit from either of the mentoring program. Please contact Jackie Abel-Stavropoulos at or 412-632-1752 with questions or to register for the mentoring program.

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