April 19, COPY will offer an orientation/training class

4/19/2014 9:30 AM

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.

 
Bob Moore
Project Coordinator
Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY)
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
63333 West Highway 20
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-6651
COPY@deschutes.org
www.deschutes.org/copy

April 19, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Class Prepares Volunteers to Mentor Children

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.

After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Bend, Redmond, Sisters or LaPine that share similar interests and activities and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent going to community events, working on homework, attending art programs, participating in sports, or simply hanging out and talking.

On Saturday, April 19, COPY will offer an orientation/training class from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This six-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. There is no cost to attend. For additional details please call (541) 388-6651 or email COPY@deschutes.org   Additional program information is available at the Sheriff’s Office web site at www.deschutes.org/copy. 
 



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