Forestdale is looking for special people to provide temporary homes, guidance and love to young people who cannot safely remain with their parents. Your role is to provide children and teens with the emotional support they need to heal and thrive. At the same time, you work with Forestdale to help birth parents make progress towards rebuilding their families. In most cases, foster children reunite with their birth parents; when it is not safe to do so, Forestdale will facilitate the adoption process.
We are looking for mentors (18 years+) to work with children ages 9-12 for one year, who will inspire them to make smart decisions and pursue their dreams. Teams of two mentors will each work with five mentees. There will be four 10 week sessions throughout the year each running for three hours on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. The program will take place at our new Hollis Community Center located at 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, NY 11412.