Project L.E.A.D (Linking Education, Advocacy, and Development)
Project L.E.A.D (Linking Education, Advocacy and Development), trains mentors/tutors to assist middle school students enrolled in after-school programs at various schools in Riverside County. Mentors/tutors provide cross-generational mentoring and tutoring through character development activities such as recreation, crafts, art, music, computers and academic course work. Mentors receive comprehensive pre-service orientation and on-going training and support for 400 hours of program service. Project LEAD members receive hourly pay and a match savings incentive at the successful completion of their program term.
- Project L.E.A.D. Members must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen or documented legal resident
- Live in Riverside County
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Meet “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) compliance requirements – 45 college semester units or pass NCLB compliance exam
- Have reliable transportation to service sites
- Pass a fingerprint and background check
- Pass a Tuberculosis test
- Complete a Project LEAD Application For Service
- Sign a Project L.E.A.D. Member Agreement of Participation (Attachment B)
- Complete a Member Emergency Contact Form (Attachment C)
- Sign a Project L.E.A.D. Publicity Release Form (Attachment D)
- Serve a minimum 350 hours
- Serve until the Agreement completion date regardless of when the minimum number of hours have been completed
- Successfully complete the term of service as determined in the Member Agreement
- Members must be free of physical and psychological conditions that might adversely affect children’s physical or mental health
The Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a workplace-mentoring program that matches high school juniors and seniors with small businesses throughout the county. The youth are provided an opportunity to learn marketable job skills while still attending high school. Youth receive a stipend for a maximum of 520 hours at the prevailing minimum wage and participate in a savings incentive plan. CAP Riverside matches dollar-for-dollar up to $100 saved by each youth after he/she successfully completes the program. The Employer/Mentor also provides matching funds up to $100 saved by the youth.
- Youth must be in 11th or 12th grade and enrolled in High School.
- An application must be completed.
- Youth must write a motivation statement and must be the youth’s own creation and writing
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