Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education

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

Facilitate Professional Development with Youth through the MLK Scholars Program

About MLK Scholars and the Menino Leadership Forums: 

Boston Cares is pleased to join John Hancock, The Boston Globe, Partners Healthcare, Boston University and Teen Empowerment to produce the 2018 MLK Scholars Program. The program will provide summer jobs in corporate and community settings for more than 600 Boston teenagers. 

As part of the summer experience, youth participants, from neighborhoods throughout the City, are required to attend bi-weekly personal development workshops, called the Mayor Menino Leadership Forums. The Mayor Menino Leadership Forums incorporate the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King in interactive leadership development workshops that focus on youth success on the job, at school and in the community. Scholars will build meaningful relationships with other youth and volunteer table facilitators while learning professional development skills with guest speakers and interactive group activities.

Volunteer table facilitators are needed to help conduct productive and interactive conversations with the teens at these forums. Using a curriculum guide tailored to each session, facilitators will engage the youth in conversation, interactive exercises and reflection on the weekly topic. Table facilitators will be provided with the curriculum in advance and are prepped with a Friday training before each session. We encourage volunteers to sign up for all 4 sessions because you will be placed with the same group of teens, which allows for consistency and productive relationship building!

The Forums will take place on the following dates:
          -July 13th
          -July 27th
          -August 10th
          -August 17th

Below is a rough outline of the Forum schedule:
8:30am: Arrive for a brief training on week's forum
9:00am: Breakfast and students arrive
9:30am: Opening activities with video and speaker
10:30am: Small table discussion
11:30am: Program Ends

For more information or questions about signing up, please email Allegra Marra, amarra@bostoncares.org.
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