Mentoring with MIKE Program is an intensive, rewarding, and comprehensive volunteering commitment. You represent not only a stable academic part of a youth’s life, but also a friend, teacher, and positive role model for them to look up to.
Mentors with MIKE Program meet with small groups of 3-5 youth in a school setting once a week (1-1 1Ž2 hours). It is an intensive requirement in which both the youth and mentor create a social and emotional bond that propels the youth towards academic and life success. Topics covered in MIKE Program include chronic disease prevention, kidney disease, healthy habits, exercise, healthy snacks and eating, and a final health leadership project.
- Gain valuable in-class teaching, public health, and adolescent mentoring experiences
- Work with an experienced teacher to implement a curriculum that meets national and state standards for comprehensive health education
- Increase social and emotion service skills
- Increase cultural intelligence
- Guide youth to academic and career success
- Work in a dynamic team environment with other mentors
- Learn about Portland’s public health community and education system
To be a mentor with MIKE Program, all applicants must:
- Be at least 20 years old
- Attend the free MIKE Program Mentorship Training (2 full training days, schedule TBD)
- Be able to attend all weekly mentoring meeting times
- Pass the MIKE Program background check, including an interview
- Have an interest in education, youth/child development, health, social services, or other cultures
We are seeking support for three different programs from January – June:
- De La Salle North Catholic, Portland. Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00a. Feb 6 – June 5.
- De La Salle North Catholic, Portland. Thursdays 8:00 – 9:00a. Feb 7 – June 6.
- Miller Education Center West, Hillsboro. Thursdays 3:00 – 4:30p. Jan 17 – May 16.
To Apply: Email Kim Whitney, Program Coordinator at Kim@MIKEProgram.org to get an application and to set up an interview.