Opportunity Details

Sports & Recreation, Children & Youth Education
Other,Mentoring/Youth Development,Sports & Recreation

Age Minimum (with Adult):21+, Minimum Age:21+

Summer of Opportunity (21+)

At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. When you volunteer through the Y, you take an active role in changing and strengthening our community.
Program Overview Summer of Opportunity is a seven-week summer program that offers youth ages 13 – 18 free access to three neighborhood Ys on Friday and Saturday from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Volunteer are asked to commit to a full weekend, Friday and Saturday. The program runs June 23 – August 5.
Here's a great article about the program.
These Y branches are located in areas where children and youth fall most deeply into Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s opportunity gap:
• McCrorey Family YMCA (Northwest Corridor)
• Stratford Richardson YMCA (West Corridor)
• Simmons YMCA (East Corridor)

Impact In partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, our goals are to give youth positive outlets for their time and energy, build trust between teens and CMPD, prevent crime, promote health and reduce academic summer regression.
Volunteer Support Trained staff and volunteers (21+ years) will create an engaging environment that has structure, but allows teens to socialize with friends in activities like basketball, swimming, fitness, character development workshops and art. Volunteers will receive training and materials to do small group activities with teens. The idea is to interact informally with teens and facilitate both conversation and participation. While at Summer of Opportunity, volunteers will have the chance to mentor and coach teens. 

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