The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is a career-focused mentoring program for youth with disabilities involved with or at-risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. The majority of youth in the juvenile justice system have at least one disability, making all youth with disabilities a risk.
The RAMP model utilizes a combination of group, peer, and one-on-one mentoring to promote the successful transition of RAMP youth to employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living. Youth meet weekly to develop social skills, self confidence, work readiness skills, participate in mock interviews, create resumes and career exploration.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MENTOR?
Role of the Mentor
Serve as a positive role model and friend
Help youth set goals and work toward accomplishing them
Help youth identify strengths and areas of development
Help youth create a resume and review work readiness skills
Expose youth to a wide variety of careers, life experiences and world view
Meet twice monthly with youth in late afternoon/early evening hours
Attend a two hour initial training session
Communicate with the mentee weekly via phone or e-mail
Locations: TBA September 2011. Potential schools include Waltrip and Milby in Houston ISD and Austin in Fort Bend ISD.
Want More Information?
Fax completed applications to Erin at 713.838.9098