Address: LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club: 2739 N. 15th St.
Transportation: By Bus: Take the #12 bus at Wisconsin & 12th st. to Teutonia & Hadley. Take a left on Hadley for one block, then a left onto 15th Street. Walk to 2739 n. 15th st.
Approximate travel time by Bus: 15 minutes
Orientation: Saturday, September 7 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Days/Hours of Operation: Saturday, 7:00am-3:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities:
OPERATION DREAM Mentoring Program: This program is designed to give young males, ages 4-17, the support and guidance they need to become responsible individuals. Founded in 2006, Operation Dream builds leadership, academic, and social skills among at-risk youth through an innovative peer-mentoring program that fosters growth and development. They serve primarily boys whose environment puts them at particular risk and for whom existing organizations are out of reach. Its staff instills discipline, promotes education, and engages children in the possibilities of the future.
Student Role in Agency: Students assisting with the Operation Dream program will serve as mentors for the students involved with the program. Some specific tasks include: being academic tutors for the participants, staffing and attending field trips as chaperones, coaching sports games, and working with the boys on computer skills.
Commitment/Requirements: Consistency is key with this site. You MUST call if you have to miss. Service Learners will need to complete a background check at orientation.