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695 Auburn Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
The Milago Center relies heavily on the participation and support of its volunteers and mentors, who can apply their knowledge to find creative and practical solutions. We would never see the miracles that are achieved here without them. The wisdom imparted by our mentors and volunteers is key to the Milago culture.
Our programs connect our youth with positive adult role models. Our Mentoring program fosters nurturing, supportive, intergenerational relationships that are essential to building self esteem. Our volunteers act as our ambassadors educating the community on the needs of our children and working with us to make our community a better place for all of us.
The Mentoring Miracles program provides site-based mentoring for students enrolled in the STARS program. The program connects our children with positive adult role models. The program fosters nurturing, supportive, intergenerational relationships that are essential in building self esteem in children. “Through the mentoring relationship, at-risk children can come to see themselves as capable, competent, and empowered problem-solvers who can construct their own knowledge and successfully realize their learning goals. “ “Each mentoring relationship develops its own culture,” says Barbara Stark, Operations Director, “depending on the interests and personalities of the mentor and the child.”
The mentors go through a rigorous screening process to ensure the safety and anonymity of the children, as well as an orientation process to familiarize the mentors with Milagro’s culture and climate. The mentors are asked to commit to a minimum of six months with their mentees, although most of them stay on far longer than that to continue the relationship. After a mentor/mentee match has been made, it is tracked, observed and supervised by the Mentor Manager utilizing an evaluation program called MentorPro®. The Mentoring Miracles Program has been recognized for its excellence by the Harvard Mentoring Project and the Palm Beach County Mentor Center. There are currently 25 mentors matched with 25 children - our hope is that EVERY child can have their own mentor.
"Volunteering at Milagro has been the most amazing experience. The kids have so much spirit and energy that just spending a few hours with them has made a tremendous impact on me. No matter what kind of day I am having, I know that coming to Milagro will put a smile on my face!! Being able to spend time with the kids and help them with their homework and just hear about their day has been very rewarding. The staff are amazing and work hard to create a loving,caring and creative environment that the kids can thrive in." - Jennifer Robins, Volunteer
Mentor Brochure (Coming Soon)
" My Milagro experience has been uplifting and wonderful. It has been a thrill to watch my mentee grow both academically and emotionally. As much as I have helped her, she too, has helped me. The Milagro experience is truly magical."- Arlene Marks, Mentor
MILAGRO CENTER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
It is a special individual that makes it his or her business to give back to the community.
The children and families served by the Milagro Center count on these special individuals in so many ways!
HOW TO GET STARTED
Step One: Contact Volunteer and Mentor Manager at: 561-279-2970 to schedule your initial interview. The interview process takes no more than thirty minutes and involves an overview of our program and vision.
Step Two: Background Screening; all volunteers and mentors must be screened. The Milagro Center is certified with the Palm Beach County Health Department and requires all volunteers pass a thorough background screening with both the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office and the Florida Department Law Enforcement to ensure the utmost safety of our students.
Step Three: The background screening process takes three weeks to process and return to the center. During this time, you will need to complete:
Step Four: When your file is complete, you will be given an orientation and provided with the detailed rules, policys and practices of the center. You will then be ready to work with us, meeting the need of our community.
The possibilities to make a difference in the life of a child are endless!
Contact Our Operations Director