2 - 6 hours / week or occasional need for guest speakers
YouthEntity engages and empowers youth to discover their potential through real-world learning experiences that make youth job ready, career ready and life ready. As a volunteer for our "I am financial knowledge." or Lemonade Day programs, you will spend 1 - 6 hours in the classroom with 3rd, 4th, 5th or 8th graders to teach them about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and other important life skills using our curriculum. As a guest speaker in our career development programs, you will get the chance to share what you know about hospitality, restaurant management, human resources, or other areas of expertise with the next generation. In our My Career. My Life. program (watch the video below) volunteer coaches teach career exploration by offering a hands-on internship on school grounds. Through our programs, youth see how their collective efforts play out in real life, building their self confidence and providing an authentic source of hope for their futures.
How to Volunteer with YouthEntity's My Career. My Life. Program
Volunteer opportunities exist at Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs Middle Schools as well as Two Rivers Community School. Volunteer coaches are paid a stipend and work with groups of 10 students for 7 - 8 weeks. They meet with their students on school grounds for 1.5 hours per week, during early release Wednesdays. With the support of YouthEntity, coaches structure their sessions around hands-on learning and work towards a final project that varies depending on the career.
For more volunteer information, contact Heather@YouthEntity.org