Organization: U.S. Dream Academy
The U.S. Dream Academy is a local non profit after-school organization located in West Valley City and
based out of Maryland. We are dedicated to serving under-supported youth who come from families
with a history of incarceration, who may be struggling academically, or who are living in a community
with a high crime rate. Our mission is to inspire and invest in the lives of children of incarcerated
parents and families in communities harmed by systemic inequities.

A Youth Mentor aids in helping the students in our after-school program. The mentor will assist in our three pillars: Dream, Character and Skill building. The mentor will work closely with the Director and
the Mentor Coordinator to develop and oversee our after school program for students. This role is flexible in nature and can be applicable to many majors and specialities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have a fun and positive attitude.
Ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults.
Understanding issues surrounding incarceration and the impact on families.
Basic understanding of Math, Language Arts, and Science.

Job Requirements
Must be passionate about youth development; and support work with youth in high risk communities and their families.
Must have personal transportation with a non-suspended driver’s license.
Must have experience working with youth.
Flexible and able to work the agreed upon hours and projects assigned to you.
Organized, efficient, and able to successfully function in a fast paced and demanding work environment supporting multiple key staff.
Excellent communication and writing skills.

Learning Objectives
Understand and implement best practices as they pertain to working with youth.
Develop, implement, and execute a successful and engaging program.
Better understand the academic and emotional hardships children who live in communities with high rates of crime experience.
Develop excellent written and verbal communication
Improve skills in organization, public-speaking, adaptability and team work

Job Details

Open Date: 04-07-2022
Close Date: 06-02-2023
Job Status: Volunteer
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Jasmine Mcwilliams
Salt Lake City