City of Decatur – Youth Services Update

Every 3rd Thursday of each month Decatur Youth Services will be holding a Mentoring Training Session for Volunteers who want to become involved in the community by mentoring the youths in Decatur City Schools.

Mentors must :

  • Be willing to mentoring a child for an hour each week. You can read to them, play games, have lunch, help with homework etc. (we will confirm with the school the best time to meet)
  • Commit to 6 months to a year
  • Stick to the schedule
  • Set high expectations
  • Be understanding.
  • Background check will be done ( few exceptions police officers, social workers etc.)

Benefits for youth:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills

If you know of anyone who would like to be involved please refer them to the contact information below.

Thank You!

Ann-Marie Porter

Girls 2 Women Mentoring Program Coordinator

Decatur Youth Services

1202-B 5th Ave SW

PO Box 488

Decatur AL. 35602

Tele # 256-341-4695

Cell # 256-227-1238

aporter@decatur-al.gov



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