APEX Youth Center

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The APEX Youth Center offers teens and young adults (ages 12-25) a safe atmosphere to play, learn, work, and dream. The Center provides "a space out of the path of the bullet" and empowers teens and young adults to choose nonviolent conflict resolution and build positive social relationships.

WHAT YOU DO

Loyola service learners will assist in providing supervision to youth at the center. Building healthy relationships with the kids is particularly important. It helps to be outgoing or be able to take the initiative in talking to the kids and joining in their activities. Activities include homework help, art, music, rap sessions, video games, dance, basketball, pool, air hockey, etc. Students interested in developing a music program at the center, especially those with an interest in recording, are welcome! Students interested in nonprofit work can also help with administrative tasks such as fundraising, data management, etc.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Students will learn how to interact constructively with children and teens, many of whom face a number of challenges (poverty, violence, educational inequities). Students will also learn what it's like to work at a nonprofit. It is important that all our volunteers learn how to model pro-social behavior and positive conflict resolution skills.

INTERACTIONS

middle • high schoolers • young adults • victims of crime or violence

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Print out and complete the Volunteer Application, bring to one of the sessions.
  2. Attend one of the on-campus sessions (must attend one of the three listed below) • Bring your COMPLETED Volunteer Application and pen and paper:
    Option 1: Sat, Jan. 17 • Multimedia Rm. 2, Monroe Library
    Option 2: Sun, Jan. 18. • Multimedia Rm. 2, Monroe Library
    Option 3: Tues, Jan. 20 • Seminar Rm. 4, Monroe Library
  3. Complete online cell phone etiquette training.
  4. Pass a background check.

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
No 3:30-7pm 3:30-7pm 3:30-10pm 3:30-10pm 1-7pm No

 

TRANSPORTATION
2019 Simon Bolivar Ave.
Maps & directions

Biking • 20 min
Public Transit • 25 min
Driving • 10 min, street parking

CONTACT
Alexandra Ehrhardt
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
volunteer@apexyouthcenter.org
504.358.2739 ext. 4

Olivia Brown
Program Director
oliviabrown@apexyouthcenter.org
504.358.2739 ext. 3