Mentoring at Amachi is strengths-based youth-focused, designed to help young people identify and build assets while developing self-assurance in these four key areas to lead healthy, successful lives:
Competence: being able to do something well
Usefulness: having something to contribute
Belonging: being part of a community and having meaningful relationships with caring adults
Power: having control over one's future
Mentors can make a difference in the lives of children impacted by parental incarceration by:
- Challenging young people to excel academically and in extracurricular activities that promote healthy social interaction, team-building, collaboration and problem solving.
- Be a role model for a child impacted by parental incarceration and help break the generational cycle of incarceration; give back to the community and empower children to reach their full potential; have fun and learn something new!
- Helping young people improve their relationships with others.
- Working alongside caregivers to reinforce a stable environment grounded in values and a belief in family.
- Exposing young people to educational and cultural events and opportunities.
- At least 21 years old & reside in Western PA
- Must pass Act 33/34 Clearances and Mandated Reporter Training
- Commitment of a minimum of 4 hours / month in at least bi-weekly engagements for a minimum of one year
- Be willing to complete the screening process, communicate regularly with Amachi staff, and abide by all Amachi policies and procedures
Ready to Apply?
Complete Mentor Application
Clearances and Mandated Reporter Training
Interview with Amachi Staff