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Apr
23
Tuesday
Apr
23
Tue
Volunteer with young in Foster Care, in Malden!Special Events :: Volunteer also Government :: Community
Volunteer with young in Foster Care, in Malden!
6:00 PM
Silver Lining Mentoring
Description:
Silver Lining Mentoring is a Boston-based non profit which seeks to empower youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills.

When a youth in foster care turns 18 the state is no longer legally or financially responsible for their well-being. At that young age, without family support, emancipated young people are thrust into the adult world alone. This stark reality is often referred to as “aging out” of foster care. Most youth who grow up in foster care are not equipped with the life skills necessary to become successful, healthy adults.


Our Learn and Earn program was created specifically to address this issue. It is a mentoring and skill-building program that provides a support network and opportunities to learn employment, health, financial skills in preparation for adulthood


Learn & Earn is a matched savings initiative for young adults who are 16 years old and older. Upon completion of different experiential activities in the life skills curriculum, youth participants earn and save money to invest in an independent living asset of their choosing. Silver Lining matches the earnings of youth participants to help reward their saving habits and leverage their assets. Young adults have been able to earn and save for college tuition, security deposit and rent for their first apartment, laptops for school, and vocational training programs.


The next cohort of this program be in Malden, starting on 4/23, and will meet on Thursday evenings, for 6 weeks.


If you are interested in volunteering with this program, please attend an info session (you can register for one here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silver-lining-mentoring-volunteer-info-session-tickets-38727989459 dates are continuously added) by 4/10.
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Age Group: 21+
Venue: Silver Lining Mentoring
Address: Silver Lining Mentoring, 727 Atlantic Ave, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 6173919066

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