Not all programs delivered by Fathers’ Support Center are for men and fathers. Our Youth Leadership & Development program mentors, teaches and guides both young men and young women, most of whom don’t have an active father in their lives, how to become responsible teens within their communities. The program focuses on teaching youth how to avoid high risk situations and behaviors such as gang involvement, drug/alcohol use and unhealthy relationships. We help prepare them for college and careers and how to make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their communities. Youth involved in the program learn from group and one-on-one mentoring as well as through schools and the community.
Community Mentors Needed
The Fathers' Support Center is currently seeking out professionals of all types in the Saint Louis Area to volunteer as a community mentor. The community mentor should be able to provide the youth with approximately 20 hours of job shadowing experience. The youth can complete the shadowing after-school or on the weekends, some youth will be allowed to leave school early to arrive at their job shadowing site. Interested community mentors need to download and fill out the Volunteer Application. The completed Volunteer Application will then need to be mailed to: Attn: Aaron Harris, Youth Coordinator, Fathers' Support Center, 4411 N. Newstead Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63115. Upon acceptance, the applicant will be notified of a training date at Fathers' Support Center.
For more information about Youth Leadership & Development or any of our services, contact us.