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Community Engagement Programs

Youth Mentor

Arizona Facts of Life, Inc.

Mission

Our mission is to provide and nourish an environment where youth discover health solutions to life situations.

Website

http://www.azfactsoflife.orgContact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

Provide mentoring and academic enrichment to underserved youth as a Teacher Assistant, Behavioral Health Coach, or Youth Leadership Facilitator:

TEACHING ASSISTANT (ages 6-15)

  • Assist in planning, organizing and directing summer/afterschool literacy program
  • Participate in the preparation and dissemination of educational and informational materials
  • Create activities that are exciting, fun and safe for the participants
  • Must act as a role model for program participants and staff demonstrating integrity and virtues
  • Promote healthy discussions in all settings
  • Coordinate community service involvement with pertinent agencies for particpants to experience volunteering
  • Work cooperately with program director in supervising providing activities in support of literacy enrichment program
  • Identify and provide resources for each facet of the literacy enrichment program
  • Attend workshops and trainings and needed and directed
  • Facilitate group activities and work sessions
  • Uphold AZFOL confidentiality policies, code of ethics, teamwork policies, personnel policy and any other applicable policies
  • Other related duties as assigned by the program director/executive director
     

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COACH (ages 9-17, experiencing, but not limted to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder etc.)

  • Provide formal assessment of students (on and off campus)
  • Assign students to appropriate behavior coach
  • Assist with observations to identify students in need of individualized services
  • Schedule 1:1 mentoring sessions at least two times per week or as needed.
  • Provide guidance and encourage development of mentee’s personal coaching style
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to assist mentee with set goals
     

YOUTH LEADERSHIP FACILITATOR (ages 9-17)

  • Providing leadership and a good example of the utmost in professional service standards.
  • Accept and accomplish special assignments as crafted by employer.
  • Assist other staff in creating weekend agenda (when requested).
  • Assist other staff in developing shopping lists for all household requirements.
  • Assist other staff in developing proposed budgets for running the household.
  • Coordinate events with other staff.
  • Attend weekly meetings.
  • Assist with recruiting participants.
  • Serve on youth advisory council.
  • Mentoring
  • Providing additional services for families as needed
     

 

 

Population Served:

The intern will work with underserved youth ages 6 to 15 years old from low to moderate income families in the Central City South Community (Valley Christian Center)

Community Need:

The Central City South Community has been targeted as an underserved comminity with high risk factors affecting the commiunity's health behaviors and outcomes. Sixty one to eighty one percent of the population in this area does not have a high school diploma.(Census, 2000).This community face a shortage of educational, environmental and health services in which they need and can desparately, benefit from such preventive health program that Arizona Facts of Life offer.

Students in this community are in need of menrtors to direct them making healthy decsions as they grow and develop mentally, physically, and emotionally. They are in need of a safe envioremnt to discuss their issues and connect with thier peers.

Community Impact:

Our program gives youth the opportunity to grow and have fun in an environment that's conducive to meeting their needs during the sensitive stage of adolescent/teenage-hood. Such programs not only give them a safe environment but reinforce the social norms contributing to high school success, higher learning and becoming a productive adult.

Interns will be assisting in providing a healty oultet for students and engaing them in activties that establish postive values, goal setting, and healthy relationships. Interns will be seen as mentors and role model for youth to follow.