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Positive Action Mentor

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible community more

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About the Internship

Duties:

A Positive Action Mentor builds supportive relationships with BGCMP tween/Teen members by fostering Academic Success, Leadership Development, and Healthy Living. Mentors assist with homework, participate in recreational activities and share insights about post-secondary education. BGCMP professional staff train Positive Action Mentors to facilitate an evidence-based, direct-service program addressing risk factors for youth ages 11-14 years including bullying, substance abuse, and anti-social behavior.

Contact BGCMP Volunteer Services Manager directly for placement.

Population Served:

This position serves BGCMP Tween members, youth ages 11-13 years (middle school students) who will benefit from a positive adult mentor, and who participate in BGCMP's after-school program. The Positive Impact Mentor position is available at two BGCMP Phoenix club locations: Rosenzweig Branch in the area of 19th Ave & W. Missouri, and D-backs Branch in the area of 7th Ave & W. Southern.

Member Demographics:

80% represent minority groups
54% identify as Latino
60% live in households headed by a single parent or guardian
55% Male
45% Female

The Positive Action program vision is "to see everyone doing positive actions in the school, home and community to create a society that is positive, safe, and respectful of one another."

Community Need:

Kids and teens need a safe place to go after-school, and opportunities to grow and develop to their fullest potential. This is especially true in the under-served neighborhoods that are home to BGCMP clubs.

Community Impact:

BGCMP provides quality structured, comprehensive development programs for youths ages 5-18 under the supervision of a caring, professional staff in a nurturing after-school environment in 13 locations.

20,968 Total youth served last year.
7,036 Youth Club Members
3,038 Teen Club Members
275,746 Free, hot & healthy meals served in BGCMP clubs last year.
741 Youth received 13,179 dental procedures through BGCMP's Bob & Renee Parsons Dental Clinic