BEST Kids Mentoring Program matches adult mentors (from DC and the surrounding suburbs) one-on-one with youths in foster care between the ages of six and 21. BEST Kids utilizes a “community-based” mentoring approach, where mentors and mentees spend time in the community participating in sporting activities and events, visiting museums and attending cultural activities. Additionally, mentors and mentees work on schoolwork together and develop independent living skills such as learning how to shop for groceries and how to manage a bank account. Matches also participate in monthly “Peer Group” outings, where mentees in similar age groups spend time together and take part in a variety of activities throughout the community. Additionally, through BEST Kids’ comprehensive program, mentors are matched with a full-time support staff member, and are provided with both initial and ongoing training opportunities.
This is an ongoing opportunity; mentors can begin the process of applying, and can begin mentoring at any point throughout the year.
Contact: Danny Silbert, Mentor Recruitor / firstname.lastname@example.org