University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

Restorative Justice Youth Mentor

30 hours


Beginning date:
2022-08-16
Ending Date:
2023-05-31

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

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

Answer Restorative Mentoring matches a middle school or high school student involved in Restorative Justice with a mentor (18 years or older) to build a relationship, to come alongside during a hard time, and to help them understand where their actions and decisions are leading them.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Restorative Justice seeks to repair the harm done by a crime through healing and reintegration into the community for everyone involved. In addition to an emphasis on the healing and needs of the victim, this also includes helping an offender (in this case, youth) understand the responsibility of their choices and eventually mature in areas of life such as decision-making, relationships, school, and personal growth.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer We're looking for anyone who is relational, compassionate, and willing to build a relationship with a middle school/high school student facing some challenging things in life.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer By developing a relationship with youth involved in Restorative Justice, UWEC students will learn how to relate, communicate, and build trust with youth facing adversity. Through this process, mentors also develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and understanding of others around them.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer We ask that a mentor is able to spend 1 hr/week or a few hours every other week with the mentee. This can be at anytime during the week that works for both the mentor and mentee. We also hope that mentors are able to commit to the relationship for 9 months-1 year.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer This is a great opportunity to potentially make a lasting impact in a youth's life and in the community around you.