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 and Community Centers 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 L.E.A.D. Youth Coordinators receive hourly pay and will have the opportunity to apply for a match savings incentive.
Project L.E.A.D. Youth Coordinators must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen or documented legal resident
- 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 L.E.A.D. Application For Service
- Sign a Project L.E.A.D. Youth Coordinator Participation Agreement
- 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 Project L.E.A.D. Agreement