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Welcome to the Orgsync of Pals Student Mentors! 

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Mission Statement: Seeking to positively influence children by providing a solid foundation of meaningful relationships in our community through committed student mentors.

Pals Student Mentors matches at-risk and underprivileged youth with passionate college students to create positive, life-changing mentoring relationships. As a community-based mentor, you will be paired with a child whom you will visit 2-4 times a month on a schedule that works best for you and your mentee's family. You can take your Pal to the park, to the library to tutor, or any other activities that you plan! The possibilities are endless! In addition, that Pals Leadership team will have 1-2 FREE events planned for you and your mentee every month as well as countless opportunities to use the Pals Room in Steepletown Neighborhood Services. Pals Student Mentors is an organization for passionate volunteers who want to make a noticeable difference in the life of a child and the community as a whole. If you have a heart for others, especially children, you have what it takes to be a Pal! Find out more at an info meeting!  

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Description

Pals Student Mentors matches at-risk and underprivileged youth with passionate college students to create positive, life changing mentoring relationships. Each community-based mentor is paired with a child with whom they visit 2-4 times a month. There are also 1-2 free events each month for mentees and mentors to take advantage of. Pals Student Mentors is an organizations for passionate volunteers who want to make a noticeable difference in the life of a child and the community as a whole.

Category

Service & Advocacy

Category

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Service & Advocacy

Membership Count

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160

Organization Email Address

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President

Jennifer Hurdelbrink

President's Email Address

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Financial Officer

Sherry Zhang

Risk Management Officer

Tom Worm

General Officer

Sam Kaurich

Advisor

Kathleen Bailey

Advisor's Email Address

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Mission/Purpose

Mission Statement: Seeking to positively influence children by providing a solid foundation of meaningful relationships in our community through committed student mentors.

SEEKING TO POSITIVELY INFLUENCE
GVSU Pals Student Mentors is one of many organizations around the globe that sees a need in its community and attempts to fulfill that need. We attempt to give hope to those who are hopeless, care for those who are unable to get the attention they need, and befriend those who are in need of a friend.

CHILDREN
GVSU Pals Student Mentors is unique in its efforts by focusing on positively influencing today`s children; our next generation. We believe that restoring a healthy environment with in a child`s life will instill a bright future for our families, neighborhoods, schools, and communities to come.

BY PROVIDING A SOLID FOUNDATION
GVSU Pals Student Mentors is a theory based mentoring program. This means we are based on scientific and empirical studies which support the methods in which we try to reach out and change a child`s life. Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Bailey`s theory, used by Pals Student Mentors, explains the effects of early attachment relationships, along with broader social messages and other influences such as poverty, on the development of one`s sense of entitlement.

IN OUR COMMUNITY
GVSU Pals Student Mentors works hand-in-hand with similar service oriented organizations in the Grand Rapids area, which we call "community partners". We cooperatively collaborate based on organizations such as schools, christian ministries, and adoption agencies who recommend their children to the Pals Program. Through these community partners, we work together to improve the lives and well-being of children in Grand Rapids.

THROUGH COMMITTED STUDENT MENTORS
GVSU Pals Student Mentors uniquely operates from the energy and passion of university students attending Grand Valley State University. Although we understand the busyness that university studies may entail, we stress the importance of still finding time to be an active part of giving back to the society. And what better way than to touch the life of a child.

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Yes

Meeting Day
  • Tuesday
Dues

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$0

Time

9:15 PM

Campus

Allendale

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