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Volunteer opportunity description
The American Latin Association of New York, which operates the Bronx One on One Mentoring Program (BOOM), is a 501 (C) (3) tax exempt, non-profit, community based organization established to address the needs of Latin youth as well as other ethnicities of youth within the Bronx who face severe disadvantages.
The BOOM Program is a one-on-one mentoring program that pairs caring volunteers (adults) with at-risk youth from 8 to 16 years of age. The program is community-based with the mentor meeting with mentees at their home or community. The determination of at-risk is made after close scrutiny of each referred students’ school record, and interviews with parents and students. The trained role model mentors will provide one-on-one friendship, guidance, support and encouragement to assist youth/mentees to develop Self-Esteem and Competence and demonstrate academic performance, school and community participation, attitude towards school, behavior, avoiding delinquency and substance abuse and early parenting.
Have the desire to be a role model
Men and women 18 years old or older
Commit to 8 hours per month for 1 year with a youth
Fill out an Application
Pass a background check
Attend an in-person interview
Attend an orientation/training session
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times