The Fuller Center, a Boca Raton-based nonprofit focused on embracing, educating, and empowering underserved children and families to achieve their full potential, will launch The Promise Program with 16 teenage participants this October. To accomplish this, the program is looking for interested participants between the ages of 16 and 22 to enroll. The Fuller Center will provide teens with access to a positive relationship with a non-parental adult mentor or coach. The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department provided the grant for this program with the goal of providing teens with the leadership skills and work experience they need to be successful, self-sustaining, productive members of the community.
The Promise Program will provide teens with the opportunity to develop soft skills and good work habits, all necessary for future academic and employment success. Teens will build relationships with people of varied backgrounds and experiences. Teen leaders will have a contract and depending on attendance, commitment, and level of responsibility, the teen will be paid a monthly stipend. An adult mentor or coach will supervise each participant and each teen will develop and create a project.
Students can develop a program in their area of interest, such as the arts, animation, sports, early childhood development, and more. In addition, the teens will get help with college and job applications. Teens will also work in partnership with Fuller Center staff gaining hands-on work experience and learning the importance of accountability, responsibility, commitment, and the ability to work with others.
To learn more, please contact Olga Bearhope, Volunteer & Mentor Manager, at 561-391-7274, Ext. 136.