Positive Peer Leadership Mentoring (PPLM) Program

programs

Current PPLM Volunteer Opportunities

 

SATURDAY VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Description: Informal introductory and Q&A session for anyone interested in getting involved and learning more about PPLM and other E-SToPP volunteer opportunities.

Location: Varies in Miami, Florida
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SATURDAY OF SERVICE

Description: Field day for volunteers and youth to participate in sports, mentoring, and other team-building activities.

Location: Varies in Miami, Florida
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TUESDAY VOLUNTEER AT TURNER GUILFORD KNIGHT (TGK) CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Description: Dialogic circles for volunteers and incarcerated youth to participate in goal-setting, problem solving, and positive peer leadership mentoring reentry activities.

Location: Turner Guilford Knight (TGK) Correctional Center
7000 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33166

Males
Date: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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WEDNESDAY VOLUNTEER AT MIAMI-DADE REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER (JDC)

Description: Dialogic circles for volunteers and incarcerated youth to participate in goal-setting, problem solving, and positive peer leadership mentoring reentry activities.

Location: Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center (JDC)
3300 NW 27 Avenue Miami, FL 33142

Males
Date: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Females
Date: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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THURSDAY VOLUNTEER AT EVERGLADES CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE (ECI)

Description: Teams of volunteers participate in Positive Peer Leadership Mentoring strategic planning with inmates who seek change in their lives.

Location: Everglades Correctional Institute (ECI)
1599 SW 187th Avenue Miami, FL 33196

Males
Date: 1st, 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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E-SToPP FREEDOM SCHOOLS SUMMER PROGRAM

Description: Servant leader internship for university volunteers and high-risk youth to co-create freedom school curriculum that involves positive peer leadership mentoring, academic, literacy, citizenship, arts, recreation, and entrepreneurial project-based learning.

Location: Pending 2017 in Miami, Florida

Time & Date: Daily 3-6 hours for 1-6 weeks
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SOUTHERN EDUCATION FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE (SELI) FELLOWSHIP

Description: Apply for a SELI Fellowship with E-SToPP through our partner, Southern Education Foundation.

Location: Miami, Florida

Time: 8 weeks during the summer
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COURSE CREDIT INTERNSHIP

Description: Course credit internship through E-SToPP is attained by applying through the university/college you attend.  Ask your university/college professor or department for details.

Location: Miami, Florida

Time & Date: Semester
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PPLM REENTRY PROGRAM MENTORSHIP (PILOT)

Description:Approved volunteers mentor youth through reentry and transition from juvenile justice system to community, family, and school.

Location #1: Pending.

Date & Time: One year minimum
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COMMUNITY PUBLIC RELATIONS VOLUNTEER

Description: Teams of volunteers participate in “Walking One Stops,” “Reentry Hubs,” and “Reentry Fairs” in trauma- and violence-burdened neighborhoods to survey and support residents’ reentry needs and goals.

Location: Varies

Date & Time: Each event, 3 hours monthly
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PRISON FAIR PUBLIC RELATIONS VOLUNTEER

Description: Teams of volunteers participate in “Prison Reentry Fairs” to survey and support inmates’ needs and goals as returning citizens.

Location: Varies

Date & Time: Each event, 3 hours monthly
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PPLM NEWSLETTER TEAM

Description: PPLM Newsletters  are a team effort to publish youths’ writing.  Youth write the contents for the newsletters during PPLM sessions.  A team of volunteers transcribe youths’ writings; analyze the contents thematically; create, design, and illustrate the newsletter; and publish the final product for distribution throughout the community.

Location: Virtual

Date & Time: 5 hours per week
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PPLM PEN PAL MENTORING TEAM

Description: PPLM Pen Pal Mentoring Team is a group letter writing project.  University student (or professional) groups collectively write letters of encouragement to incarcerated youth.  These letters provide youth with tangible hope and dreams for rising above their struggles.  These letters are anonymous and approved by E-SToPP board members.  They are distributed in mass to youth during a PPLM session.  Each youth is given the opportunity to read and/or comment on his or her letter aloud.

Location: Virtual

Date & Time: 1 hour maximum per letter
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E-SToPP WEB DESIGN & SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

Description: Volunteers advance community awareness and engagement with E-SToPP’s mission and vision through social media, including its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, social app development project, and more.

Location: Virtual, Face-to-Face

Date & Time: 5 hours minimal per week
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WALKING ONE STOPS & REENTRY HUBS TEAM

Description: Volunteers advance community awareness and engagement with E-SToPP’s mission and vision through social media, including its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, social app development project, and more.

SATURDAY OF SERVICE TEAM

Description: Network, plan, and schedule field days for volunteers and youth to participate in sports, mentoring, and team-building activities in juvenile justice  facilities, educational alternative outreach programs, transitional group homes, and the community.

 

KEEPING PARENTS/CAREGIVERS INFORMED TEAM

Description: Contact parents/caregivers of youths in juvenile justice facilities, educational alternative outreach programs, transitional group homes, and community and inform them of the various programs E-SToPP has to offer.

GRANT WRITING TEAM

Description: Collaborate to write Children’s Trust (and other) grants that fund E-SToPP’s Summer, After-School, and Reentry Programs.

 

FUNDRAISER TEAM

Description: Collaborate on concession, social media, and annual one-day online fundraising efforts. Course credit, internships, fellowships, Federal Work Study, Global Medallion, Peace Corps Prep Cohorts, and other community service hours applicable.


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