Friday, January 15, 2010

Youth Mentoring Connection mentor recruitment

In September 2008, the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) was awarded funding from the City of Los Angeles to establish a gang reduction and youth development program in the Northeast community that includes Cypress Park, Glassell Park, and Highland Park. In the past year, CHLA has established a successful mentor program in partnership with Youth Mentoring Connection (YMC).

If you are interested in joining this effort and becoming a mentor for young people ages 10-15, come to an informational session on Wednesday, January 20, at the Glassell Park Community and Senior Center (3750 Verdugo Road) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. YMC will describe their program and their expectations for mentors.

Mentors must be 18 years old, commit 5 hours per month and are asked to make a 9-month commitment. Mentors will also get training and ongoing support from YMC. If you are unable to make a commitment at this time, but you know someone who can, invite them to participate in this informational session or distributing the flyer to any civic or faith organizations.