Youth Mentor

Be a one-year mentor for youth living in poverty (Flexible schedule)

Youth Mentor
Poverty
Education
Youth

Posted 8 months ago. Application closed.

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Project Details

What we need
  • Our team will provide a 6 hours briefing to go though SoCO's mentorship guidelines with you
  • Our main service targets are youths aged from 15 to 24, you will be paired with one youth throughout the year
  • Mentor requirements: Age: 25 years or above/ Education: Degree or above /Work experience: Two years or more /Language: Able to communicate in Cantonese/Mentors are required at least a 1-year commitment
  • Looking for mentors who are willing to share career experience, learning methodology and help the youths to build up positive thinking mindset
  • Date, time and the format to communicate with the youths are flexible and can be dependent on your schedule, the requirement is to complete 8 hours per month
  • The format includes messaging, calls, meet-up for meals and more. You'll keep track of the hours spent per month
Background

With the generous support by the Community Chest of Hong Kong, SoCO will initiate “Engage for Change - Internship and mentoring for empowering the youth living in poverty” project since June 2023. The 3-year project included Mentroship. Each mentor is paired with a youth aged 15-24. Individual professionals are invited as mentor to enlighten the post-secondary youth in poverty, including sharing of career experience, learning methodology, building up positive thinking mindset and effective reflection model, as well as rapport building with professionals and social networking; Your kind participation would facilitate upward social mobility and improve the livelihood of the underprivileged youth. 

What we have

Each mentor will participate in a 6-hour mentorship workshop : (For second stage of recruitment) 1️⃣ Workshop Date available : 18 Jan, 2024 (Thur) Time: 7pm-10pmVenue: 2/F, 117 Kweilin Street, Sham Shu Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SoCO Kweilin Street Office)2️⃣Workshop (Part II)Date : TBC Time: 3 hoursVenue: TBC** The Youth Mentoring Scheme is an ongoing project, mentorship workshop will be arranged accordingly**

Why this is important

Corporate staff and individual professionals are invited to enlighten the post-secondary youth in poverty, including sharing of career experience, learning methodology, building up positive thinking mindset and effective reflection model, as well as helping youth to achieve their goals.

Project Period

09 Jan 2024 - 31 Jan 2025

Location

2/F, 117 Kweilin Street, Sham Shu Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SoCO Kweilin Street Office)

Requirements

Time

8 hours per month

Skills
  • Youth Mentorship
  • Communication
  • Empathy
Experience Level
  • Some experience
  • Extensive experience
Language
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

About the Organization

Society for Community Organisation

https://soco.org.hk/en/

Causes

Poverty
Education
Youth
What we do

Work for dignity Society for Community Organization (SoCO) is a human rights advocacy group established in 1972, dedicated to serve the underprivileged community in Hong Kong. Working with limited resources, SoCO advocates for comprehensive social policy changes to ensure the protection of fundamental human rights of people in Hong Kong. Struggle for survival In the metropolitan city of Hong Kong, there are over 1.4 million people living in poverty. Over 200,000 residents live in urban slums, in squalid conditions that are inadequate for basic living with human dignity. These marginalized groups include caged home lodgers, families with children living in cramped wood-partitioned cubicles, sub-divided units’ households, new immigrants, homeless people as well as people with mental illness all struggling for survival.

Youth Mentor

8 hours per month, 1 year

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