Mentor a Child with an Incarcerated Parent
Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.
After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Bend, Redmond, Sisters or LaPine that share similar interests and activities and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent on outside activities, exploring the community, doing art or craft projects, or simply hanging out and talking.
On Saturday, January 16, COPY will offer a virtual orientation/training class. This 3½-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, communication skills, and safety and best practices for mentoring in a COVID-19 world. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Phone: (541) 388-6651
Event url: www.facebook.com/Deschutes.COPY
More Event Ideas
- More Community Events
- Wednesday, Jan 20, 11:00 AM
- Wednesday, Feb 10, 5:30 PM
- Know Flow: Overcoming Pandemic Procrastination to Make 2021 Awesome at Deschutes Public Library DistrictWednesday, Feb 24, 6:30 PM
- More Events at Bend-Virtual
- Sunday, Feb 7, 4:00 PM
- Wednesday, Feb 3, 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, Feb 23, 6:00 PM