Saint Louis University Community Partner Profile
 

Organization Name:

Discovering Options

Contact Person:

Charmaine Smith

Address:

909 Purdue Ave

Phone Number:

314-721-8116

Email Address:

Charmaine@discoveringoptions.org

Website:

www.discoveringoptions.org

Category:

Chidlren

Internships Available?: Yes
Transportation Needed?: Yes
 

Mission Statement/Objectives:

 

Our mission: Discovering Options helps at-risk children avoid drug use and other self-destructive behaviors through mentoring and comprehensive after-school programming that encourages family involvement.

Our vision: To expose those children most at risk for academic failure, social failure, and/or substance abuse to positive methods of self-care, self-value and self-trust and to a world full of possibilities while increasing the child’s protective factors and pro-social exposure.

 

Service Opportunities:

 

- Volunteer Mentors: Needed for 4th and 5th graders who have completed an after-school program. Mentors are required to see their child for 20 sessions, lasting ~ 1-2 hours. Days and times for mentoring sessions are completely up to volunteer and child - must either be Monday-Friday after school, or anytime Saturday and Sunday.

 

Volunteer Pre-Requisites:

 

- Application
- Background Check
- Training Session (1.5 Hours)

 
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