University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

Meal Provider for Underserved Teens (15-20)

30 hours


Community partner: Tandem Mentorship Program
Supervisor: Brianna Dunavan
Beginning date:
2020-10-13
Ending Date:
2021-05-25

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Tandem has weekly events called Tandem Tuesday where we build community with the youth a part of our mentoring program as well as youth that are visiting. We provide a home cooked meal every Tuesday for these teens since many of them don't get the opportunity to have that at home. Many of them are facing adversities that include having a lower socioeconomic status, parents incarcerated, alcohol and drug abuse, and peer pressure. Meal providers make a meal and bring to a Tandem Tuesday Event to serve about 15-20 persons. Meals need to be delivered by 5:20pm on Tuesday to our Tandem office located on 421 Graham Ave, Eau Claire WI. We suggest crock pot meals or casseroles as they are easiest and best for transporting. You can drop and go, or you're welcome to hang out with us for the evening. We will wash any dishes you bring and have them cleaned and ready for pick up the following day.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Tandem empowers youth to pursue their potential by receiving Christ’s love through Mentorship and guidance.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Cooking skills :) or recruiting others to use their cooking skills

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer You'll be developing awareness and gaining a deeper understanding of the youth in our community facing adversity.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer We have our meal every Tuesday at 5:30pm, but we can be flexible and work out details if you'd prefer to drop the meal off a day before or create freezer meals for us to prepare the day of.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Please visit www.tandemmentorship.org to sign up today! Feel free to check out our other volunteer options, such as mentoring, teaching guitar basics, providing transportation for our youth events, or any behind the scenes roles. COVID Guidelines: Interns and youth are required to wear a mask and social distance 6 feet apart when meeting weekly. All in person meetings will be conducted in the appropriate open space to help with social distancing requirements. If feasible, we will consider moving these meetings to an online platform if conducive for both parties.