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Space of His Own (SOHO), an Alexandria creative mentoring program is seeking diverse adult males to mentor local youth. The program, sponsored by Alexandria’s Juvenile Court Services and Seaport Foundation, meets throughout the school year on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. providing fifth grade boys in need of positive adult male role models with one-to-one mentoring. Through hands on activities such as carpentry, fishing and sports activities, SOHO teaches valuable life skills and provides healthy meals. Similar to its sister program, Space of Her Own, the program culminates in June with a renovation of each boy’s bedroom. We are seeking 12 diverse, fun & caring adult males to start this September. No mentoring or carpentry experience is required; training will be provided. Mentor one child & change two lives. You won’t regret it.
Register for an upcoming mentor orientation on Wednesday, September 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Seaport Foundation, located at 2 Duke Street. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Mentor one Child. Change two Lives.
Here is the commitment:
We ask that mentors commit to missing no more than three SOHO sessions and to arriving at each group meeting promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Those who successfully complete this initial process and pass the criminal background check are invited to attend two mentor training sessions, two initial group meetings, and to participate with youth on our kick- off weekend camping trip at Camp Kekoka in Kilmarnock, VA. Mentors are matched with mentees after this entire process is complete.
No mentoring or carpentry experience is required. A SOHO mentor demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude, is reliable, and is able to arrive on time for meetings. The ability to bond with SOHO boys and fellow mentors is essential. Successful SOHO applicants are flexible, roll with the punches and are able to embrace diversity in cultures, thoughts and behaviors.
SOHO staff members provide training, support and guidance throughout the program year.
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