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Positive Action Mentor

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix


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



About the Internship


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