Youth Encouragement Services Looking for After-School Mentors

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Youth Encouragement Services (Y.E.S.) enriches the lives of Nashville’s inner-city youth by providing them with a safe place to go where they can engage in social, educational, recreational and spiritual development. Each day, nearly 150 youth (Grades K-12) attend the Y.E.S. after-school programs, which maximize the out-of-school learning that is crucial to bridge the learning gap between low-income families and their high-earning peers. Y.E.S. is currently recruiting mentors for the 2019-20 school year who will be paired with a child enrolled in its after-school program for at least one hour every month for the entire school year (October-May). Mentors will help build confidence in their mentees while encouraging educational and personal development, which may include homework help, sharing hobbies/interests, teaching life and study skills, career exploration, listening and giving advice, playing sports or games, arts/crafts, etc. No prior mentoring experience required and all mentoring takes place at Y.E.S. Centers on weekdays during the after-school program (4pm-6pm). If interested, apply here. Thanks to McKenna Healy (YLC/Junior League Class 2018) for sharing this volunteer opportunity with YLC alumni and future class participants!

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