Creating Connected Communities (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide life-enhancing programs for children experiencing hardship by empowering teens to become engaged community leaders and volunteers. CCC is committed to being an inclusive organization that represents our community and is dedicated to meeting the needs of families from diverse ethnic, social, religious, and economic backgrounds. Our interactive programs engage all participants in actively learning and contributing to a diverse society through appreciation, acceptance, empathy and respect. We are seeking Jewish young adult mentors that represent this diversity as well.
CCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) engages Jewish teens in grades 8–12 in meaningful and interactive community service, supporting thousands of children and families each year. We teach critical leadership skills and empower hundreds of teens to become engaged community leaders and volunteers across Atlanta. With locations in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, North Fulton, and In-Town, the 2021 cohort includes 227 teens.
Under the direction of the Experiential Educator Director, the LDP Mentors are responsible for implementing the LDP curriculum and community outreach programs. Mentors work with the Director to continually improve the program and implement growth plans. The LDP curriculum is experiential, informal, and project based. There are multiple speakers, small group activities, and program planning sessions. The mentors will be responsible for facilitating 10 of these sessions using a pre-written curriculum, supported by the Education Director. There are also monthly CCC community programs where the mentors will assist with set up, implementation, and clean up. When CCC is invited to present in the community, mentors will be asked to participate as available. Most importantly, mentors serve as role models for our teens, empowering them to be engaged, knowledgeable, empathetic, aware, and passionate leaders.
LDP Curriculum focus areas include:
• Philanthropy through a Jewish lens
• Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
• Identifying community needs
• Empathetic volunteering
• Public speaking & fundraising
• Program planning
• Partnership building
• Jewish leadership and identity development
An ideal candidate will:
• Have experience working with teens or working in an informal educational/camp/youth group setting
• Have a dynamic personality with a strong presence and have the ability to “command a room”
• Work as a team player and demonstrate passion for CCC’s work
• Be responsible, trustworthy, mature, and demonstrate good time management skills
• LDP has 4 locations with 10 sessions per year per location. LDP sessions are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm, with a few “all locations” sessions on Sundays. Mentors can work at one or multiple locations.
• Outreach programs occur on weekday afternoons (2x per month between 3-6pm) and weekends (4-6 per year). Mentors will be asked to attend as their schedule allows.
• Mentors must be able to commit approximately 8-10 hours/month for curriculum prep, LDP sessions and programs.
• Each LDP cohort runs January-December with a break in LDP sessions in June-July
• The LDP Mentors are paid $25/hour for all CCC programs, meetings, and other activities they attend.
Here’s the impact you can make!
“CCC and LDP have broadened my understanding of my surrounding community and the impact of my individual contribution on the families we serve. Philanthropy has grown and developed into a large part of my identity through CCC’s programming.” – LDP Teen
“The support of organizations like CCC has been vital to our ability to help bridge the gap for our families experiencing job loss, food shortage, and more. CCC is doing invaluable work and literally strengthening families in our community.” – Agency Partner
|Ad Posted On||2021-06-30|
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|Ad is posted for||60 days|
|Categories||Youth Advisor, Part Time Teaching|
|Organization Name||Creating Connected Communities|
PO Box 500247
For more information about CCC, please visit www.cccprojects.org. To apply or learn more about the mentor role, please email Amy Zeide at [email protected][email protected]