University of Denver

Ability Connection Colorado

Contact Person:

Katrina Chaffin phone: 303-350-6960

Agency Description:

To support Coloradans through innovative and comprehensive early childhood education, employment, and family support programs.

Website:

http://www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org/

Organization Type:

Healthcare, Mental Health and/or Disabilities | Youth and families |

Opportunities:

Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor |

Volunteer Opportunity

Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor

Description: We are looking for individuals to come to our sessions once a week throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are at multiple high schools and each has its own specific schedule for RAMP sessions. A typical RAMP session is an hour long and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible while still being able to complete tasks. The session includes an icebreaker, goal setting and a topic related activity. Our mentors work in one on one, small group and classroom settings depending on the topic of the session and who they are matched with. Over the course of the year the mentors work with the youth to develop weekly goals and complete what is called the Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP). The IMP is four paged document separated into six sections called learning, connecting, thriving, leading, working and disability. The mentors work with mentees to recognize their strengths, what they need to improve, what they can do and what the mentors can do to assist them in each of those areas. In addition to these core components we schedule field trips, arrange for guest speakers, find job shadow opportunities, host mock interviews and plan family engagement events throughout the year.


Requirements for volunteers: 21 years old Commit to at least one school year Attend weekly 1 hour sessions at a high school (at least 2 per month) Reliable and consistent Complete the application and screening process Adhere to all program policies and procedures


Number of Volunteers Needed: 10
Time Commitment: Ongoing Event
Instructions for Registering for this Opportunity: Contact RAMP Coordinator Katrina Chaffin directly to apply or to receive more information.

Availability: Weekday - Yes | Weekend: No | Morning: Yes | Evening: No | Afternoon: Yes
Expires on: June 30 2017
Is Public Transportation Available: Yes

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