Prerequisite Opportunity: ASPIRE (Atlanta Sons Pledging to Improve, Respond, & Energize Program)
Children & Youth Education,
Age Minimum (with Adult) - 16, Minimum Age - 18+, Orientation Required, Skill Category - N/A
ASPIRE (Atlanta Sons Pledging to Improve, Respond, & Energize Program)SWAN exists to develop young urban leaders in Southwest Atlanta who are prepared to advocate for their community. The vision of the organization is to see youth of SWAN become positive, respectful (of self and others), secure, proactive, purposeful leaders, who can advocate for causes inside or outside of their community with diligence and dignity as well-spoken, well-educated, broad-minded productive citizens.
ASPIRE (Atlanta Sons Pledging to Improve, Respond, & Energize) Mentoring Program is an attempt to improve the outlook of young boys in the Southwest Atlanta Community. We hope to provide them with a stronger view of themselves, their future, and their leadership within the community. Our desire is to find caring and committed adults like you to accomplish this goal by providing quality mentoring to them. The program will provide boys with a mentor who believes in the mission of SWAN (Southwest Atlanta Neighboring) and the ASPIRE Mentorship Program.
SWAN February - May 2013 Programming Schedule:
Week 1 - February 9: Self/Who Am I to Society?/ Vision board (PLEASE KNOW THIS SESSION ONLY HAS BEEN CHANGED TO AN OPEN HOUSE AND TRAINING)
Week 2 - February 23: Strong Family/Strong Community
Week 3 - March 9: Peer Relationships (My Peers/My Friends) *Speech
Week 4 - April 13: Peer Relationships (My Peers/My Friends) *Commercial
Week 5 - April 27: My community; Acceptance & Change - Auburn Library Field Trip
Week 6 - May 11: My community; Acceptance & Change
After registering, a Mentor Application will be required BEFORE you can volunteer- please click here. Upon completion, please scan to El-Mahdi Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A background check will be required as well. The form can be completed when you arrive to volunteer.
The 9-12 session is for middle school boys. The 11:30-2:30 session is for high school boys. If this is your first time volunteering with ASPIRE, please arrive 15 MINUTES EARLY to complete the background form and to attend the orientation.
After successful completion of the background check AND the initial orientation, you can then arrive an hour after the official Start Time.