To anyone who may be interested please have a look at the information below, and to anyone who may know someone who might be interested, please pass the information along. This is a great opportunity:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Enjoy working with adolescents
- Caring, dependable, and a good listener
- Supportive, flexible, open and approachable
- Resourceful in helping their mentee achieve their educational and career goals.
Responsibilities & Time Commitment
- 12 month commitment, with approximately 4-6 hours/month (combination of in-person meetings, group activities, phone calls, emails, etc.)
- Focus attention on the student’s Life Plan (short and long term goals)
- Attend program ceremonies, e.g. a Matching Ceremony and a Celebration at the end of the program
- Communicate twice a month with Mentor Coordinator, who will provide support for these relationships.
- 25 years of age or older
- Successful completion of full application process and training
- Acceptable CORI and SORI.
Benefits of Volunteering as a Mentor
- Become part of a dynamic, youth focused agency
- Experience the fulfillment of watching a young person grow, develop skills, and gain confidence
- Opportunity to learn about different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
- Chance to guide a young adult towards their education and career goals
- Become more involved in your community.
CitySprouts is a community organization that partners with Cambridge Public Schools in order to educate students about their health and the environment. It operates a district-wide school garden program that serves over 4,000 children, with a garden at each K-8 school in Cambridge. The integration of these school gardens into the class curriculum creates a valuable opportunity for children to learn about agriculture, sustainability, and where the food they eat comes from.
On Saturday, October 2nd from 11am-3pm, CitySprouts will be holding a Harvest Festival at the Tobin School. Come share the harvest grown at public schools throughout Cambridge, while enjoying crafts, games, and cooking activities. Tours of the CitySprouts garden at the Tobin School will be given, as well, giving visitors an opportunity to learn more about this exciting program! More information is available at citysprouts.org.
These services are essential to improving and maintaining the quality of life of many elders and persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, whenever Massachusetts needs to tighten its purse-strings, these are the types of programs that tend to suffer, limiting the choices that our elders have, and in some cases, forcing them to move out of their homes and into long-term care facilities. Earlier this month, however, the federal government approved $450 million in state aid for Medicaid in Massachusetts, meaning that a large amount of funding for state health programs that was cut during this year’s budget process will be restored.
State House, Boston – map
The State Library is inviting the general public to come and tour its extensive collection! This may be of special interest to anyone who is looking to arrange a tour for a school group with a desire to learn more about their city or town’s history.
Anyone who would like to set up a tour can contact Pamela Schofield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-727-2590. You can also contact the reference department directly using the above number or by e-mailing email@example.com.
For more information, visit the library’s blog here.