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Volunteer with Young Lives teen mom ministry, Young Life Chicago - Northside, Chicago, Illinois


Organization: Young Life Chicago - Northside
Contact Name: Luke Schmitt
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 3542 W Sunnyside Ave.
Chicago, Illinois  60625  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians, Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Small Group/Bible Study, Single Parents/Crisis Pregnancy, Mentoring, Christian Camping, Children and Youth Ministry, Babysitting / Childcare / Nursery, Arts and Humanities, Adult Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
0.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
8
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
3
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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YoungLives for teen moms Invest in the lives of teen moms through YoungLives in Albany Park! ?In Young Life, we have the privilege of extending Jesus Christ?s love to kids as they are, where they are. For high school and middle school girls who are expecting or are raising a child on their own, that love takes the form of a program called YoungLives. Treating each mom and her child or children with unconditional love and respect, YoungLives offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future. YoungLives mentors provide friendship, parenting advice, and help meeting the practical demands of raising a child. At YoungLives club and camp, moms get to socialize and have fun while their babies get the best possible care. Northside YoungLives club is for any girls we meet at schools and in the North side neighborhoods.. We meet one Saturday a month at Tabor Lutheran Church at the corner of Sunnyside and Drake. At this time, most of the girls we are meeting live in the Albany Park neighborhood and attend Roosevelt HS. ??Once a month we have club, share a meal, play games, laugh a lot, get artsy and crafty, and share a Gospel message that relates to the girls and their place in life. We also do campaigners- which is a safe place to talk about life and learn more about God through relationships and the Bible. All of our meetings have childcare. Once a month the Mentors and Advocates get together for dinner, prayer and planning. Mentors meet with girls outside of planned events for time to connect and process life.? We also go with the girls to YoungLives camp! How can you get involved? Be a Mentor -Build a life-on-life mentoring relationship with one or two girls and their children. See them weekly at club or bible study, and connect with them one or two times outside of Tuesday nights. Be an Advocate -FOOD COORDINATOR-Coordinate the meals for club. -CHILDCARE COORDINATOR-Coordinate the volunteer teams that do childcare for club. -PRAYER COORDINATOR-Coordinate prayer for the ministry -LEADER CARE-Be in charge of encouraging and supporting the mentors. -FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR - Create events or drives to raise money to support the ministry and help our girls get to summer camp. One-Time Volunteer opportunities Bring your small group to do childcare for a night Prepare and serve dinnner at club one week Sponsor a girl for summer camp ($650) Contact us if you would like to get involved! Monica McGrath monica@ylchicago.com
Initially Posted: 11/21/2012
Last Updated: 09/18/2016


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