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Volunteer - Become An Ally

Employer
Make-It-Click Inc.
Location
Dekalb County, Georgia
Salary
Volunteer
Closing date
Nov 1, 2021

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Focus Areas
Philanthropy / Social Responsibility, Youth Development
Job Function
Child Care / After school / Counselor, Volunteer Services
Position Type
Volunteer
Degree Level
High School
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Entry-level
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Job Details

Make-It-Click, Inc. is a registered 501c3 youth development organization designed to provide leadership and mentorship opportunities to girls of color ages 12 – 14. The purpose of our program is to encourage life and leadership skills through activities on leadership, cultural enrichment, social justice, and more.

Through the click4Teens (c4T) Mentoring Program, you will become a positive role model in the life of a girl who needs your guidance and support. Allies are an invaluable source of motivation and support to our girls who have few other resources. Becoming an Ally means publicly supporting Make-It-Click’s efforts to make our local neighborhoods a place where all girls of color are empowered for success.

STUDIES SHOW THAT CHILDREN WHO HAVE JUST ONE CONSISTENT, CARING ADULT IN THEIR LIVES:

  • Are less likely to drop out of school
  • Have fewer run-ins with the law
  • Build better relationships with their own families

AS AN ALLY, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Support a young person through an ongoing one-on-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Plan and participate in activities together
  • Help empower youth to make positive choices in their lives
  • Set goals with your mentee and work toward accomplishing them
  • Become acquainted with other ‘like-minded’ volunteers
  • Spend 4-6 hours per month one-on-one with mentee Initial training
  • Increase awareness of services and diversity in your community

AS AN ALLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • Access to mentor/mentee group activities
  • Satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference
  • Complimentary tickets to community events when available
  • Tax deductions for mileage and mentoring expenses
  • Training and experience that may be beneficial on your resume
  • Personal ongoing support and supervision to help the match succeed
  • Eligible volunteers receive practicum hours towards social work degree

Ally training is provided to all volunteers to gain a better understanding of our youth, program policy, and procedures. Ally Requirements:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Must complete Ally training
  • Able to provide 3 references (2 personal; 1 professional) pass background, drug and driving record checks
  • Must commit to spend a minimum of 5 hours each month in person with mentee for a minimum of 12 months
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance

Volunteers must meet eligibility requirements. Please contact Dr. Sarah Bingham at 470-222-4728 or via email at sarah.bingham@make-it-click for more details.

 

Company

Make-It-Click, is a Youth Engagement Diversion program designed to prevent the criminalization of Black girls and LGBT-GNC youth of color ages 12 to 15 by reducing referrals from schools to the juvenile justice system through African-centered interventions, mentoring, and school-justice partnerships. 

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
4704695580
Location
5146 Glendora Dr
Powder Springs
GA
30127
United States
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