Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Looking for Community Mentors

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 20, 2013

Looking for Community Mentors

If you’re interested in making a difference in a young offender’s life, sign up now to be a volunteer for the Club’s RAMP program. The Reentry Aftercare Mentoring Program (RAMP) pairs up community mentors with youth housed in the juvenile justice facility, with hopes of building a solid relationship after the youth is released.

“We are calling on all those in the community that have a strong commitment to youth to step up and help our most at risk teens from the most challenging backgrounds and circumstances become successful, productive and responsible adults,” said Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. “These are young people who have lost their way but have great hope for the future; they just need a caring adult to help guide them down a new path to a better and brighter future.”

The program is made possible through a partnership with Ventura County Probation Agency.

Volunteers must attend the 20-hour training session, which takes place over two consecutive weekends. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, able to make a one-year commitment of at least two hours per week and complete a criminal background check. Mentors will work with youth inside the facility as well as in the community.

For information on how you can make a huge difference in this community and on training for the mentorship program, please contact Anya Tobin at 483-1118 ext 302 or atobin@bgcop.org.

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