Transportation: Must have a car to serve at this site.
Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes
Days/Hours of Operation: Mondays 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: Butterflies Home for Teen Girls wants to serve as Milwaukee’s most supportive home for teen girls, dedicated to empowering young women to rise above life’s obstacles and reach their full potential. It is to be a safe haven for teen girls and an environment that supports the healthy development of the residents served. The programs focus on four key disciplines: education support, character development, counseling, and community service. The Home provides care for girls age 12 to 17. The group home population consists of females who have emotional and/or behavioral disorders, alcohol, drug and/or other substance abuse problems, or sexual abuse histories, as well as teen parents and pregnant teens, and youth who have C.H.I.P.S or J.I.P.S disorders. While staying at the Butterfly Home, the girls attend school, take part in individual and group therapy sessions, and participate in fun recreational activities. As long as the girls continue to meet the program’s expectations and requirements, they are able to stay at the Home until they turn 18.
Student Role in Agency: Service Learners will work one-on-one and in small groups as tutors for the teenage girls in the program. Service Learners will tutor the young women in basic subjects including reading, writing, and math.
Commitment/Requirements: Service Learners are required to attend the agency's orientation session (conducted at the agency) and commit to tutoring at the site for 2 hours per week throughout the entire semester.