We are seeking social work students who are passionate about empowering youth from underserved backgrounds. Our ideal mentors are sensitive to the challenges our students face while also believing in the child’s ability to thrive in the face of these challenges. We encourage students to apply who are excited about practicing anti-oppressive clinical skills in a variety of settings.
Apart from the intensive mentoring relationship that is the bedrock of the The Arthur Project program, the second core component of The Arthur Project’s approach is our experiential framework, which focuses in six key areas of the child’s life:
- Academic Engagement
- Cultural Immersion
- Professional Development
- Relationship and Network Building
- Civic Engagement
- Essential Life Skills.
As a mentor, you will be responsible for supporting youth by engaging in a series of activities drawn from The Arthur Project’s framework, both on a one-on-one basis and in small groups. Activities will take place at the youth’s school, out in the local community and at key locations (museums, sports stadiums, corporations, etc.) throughout the city. Each week, several hours of the internship will take place on a Saturday.