Mentors in Training
MIT is a unique volunteer program for kids 13-17 to act as mentors for children with special needs at our Jewish Family Service day camp: KidsConnect.
- 9 AM- 2 PM
- Middletown, NY. There is a bus from the Monroe Temple and from Newburgh.
- Teach social skills by playing games, doing crafts, sharing ideas, and helping kids participate in all camp activities.
- Become role models for appropriate behavior, such as sharing, taking turns, volunteering, and just having fun.
- Encourage and praise kids for jobs well done and discourage teasing and making fun.
- Work under the guidance of Special Education teachers and trained adult aides. There is always a professionally trained person available to answer questions.
MIT is about:
- Making friends. Helping others. Especially someone with special needs who will benefit from your expertise.
- Leadership training. There will be professionally led training sessions during the two week program with topics such as special needs, coping with bullying, etc.
- Checking out the field of special education and counseling as future career options.
- Volunteer experience which may be used for high school credit or summer experience on college applications.
Is MIT right for me?
- Are you 13-17 years old?
- Do you know what it is like to be different?
- Do you want to help kids with disabilities face challenges that you can truly understand?
To join MIT:
- Use the online application below or print out this application (PDF) and return it via regular mail or fax.
- Come to an introductory training session before the program starts
MIT-Summer 2013 - Application