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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Volunteer Opportunity to Mentor Young African Immigrants

Sauti Yetu is recruiting volunteer coaches for its youth program, Girls Empowerment & Leadership Initiative (GELI). They are looking for adult women who can volunteer about an hour per week to mentor, tutor and advocate for an African immigrant girl in the fall. They will provide training and match them with a young woman at the end of the summer. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Macaulay alum Nicole Jean Baptiste at (718) 665-2486 or njeanbaptiste@sautiyetu.org. Position description and application instructions are posted below.

The Academic Enhancement Coach is responsible for serving as a role model to program participants. As a coach, volunteers tutor their student in school subjects for at least one hour per week, assist in the development of an Academic Enhancement Plan (AEP) for their assigned student, track the student's progress on the AEP, attend Academic Enhancement Activities every six weeks, document all activities and submit paperwork to Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, and attend monthly supervision with a GELI Program Manager.

The average expected time commitment per week is 4 hours per week over the academic school year (October- June).

To be eligible you must: Be a woman between the ages of 20-33, a current resident of New York City, have completed at least 2 years of higher education, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have some experience working with youth. Preference will be given to those candidates with direct experience in Africa and/or with African immigrants.

To apply submit a cover letter (indicating why you would like to become a GELI Coach), a resume or CV, 3 references including names, phone numbers and email addresses (1 academic, 1 professional & one more of either), and a writing sample.

Contact information:
Ramatu Bangura, Program Manager
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
P.O. Box D, New York, NY 10034
Phone: 718-665-2486
Fax: 718-665-2483
Email: rbangura@sautiyetu.org

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