The Urban League of Springfield Young Professionals is a National Urban League volunteer auxiliary that targets young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement.
The mission of the Young Professionals is to support the Springfield Urban League through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development.
If you are interested in making a difference and contribute to the progress of achieving equality in your community, then you are ready for the Urban League of Springfield Young Professionals.
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The Foster Grandparent Program began in 1965 with 800 volunteers in more than 45 institutions. Today, nearly 30,000 volunteers help more than 280,000 children through the nationwide network of organizations.
The Urban League’s Foster Grandparent Program are individuals 55 years of age or older and the program is designed to meet the needs of children with special needs. Volunteers serve between 15 and 40 hours a week.
You don’t need formal experience in tutoring or mentoring. You’ll receive pre-service orientation and training from the organization with which you will serve.
The program offers a tax free hourly stipend to help cover costs for income eligible volunteers. You’ll even receive supplemental, accident and liability insurance while you’re in service.
The Digital Connectors Program was created to address the barriers to technology adoption and use, especially among young people, within low-income communities. Digital Connectors is a best practice, youth development movement that engages teens and young adults, ages 14-21, in leadership development, digital education, life skills management and community service. By learning and involving themselves in their respective communities, taking field trips to high tech companies and hearing from emerging leaders, youth are able to hone technical competencies and grasp lifelong principles that inspire educational advancement and workforce preparation. Nationally, these young people connect to each other through the Connectors Club website, a social networking and information portal that gives them to ability to access and share information about college, jobs and life skills.
The SUL Youth STEM Enrichment Program is a College Readiness initiative that combines STEM enrichment with leadership, communications and social skills development, and aligns with the Urban League’s focus on helping minority and low-income students enter and complete post-secondary education prepared for careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The SUL has partnered with the Donohue Institute of the University of Massachusetts to provide age appropriate, on- campus STEM enrichment days that will include instruction and/or information sessions at the UMass Department of Computer Science; Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA); School of Public Health and Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology; College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Pre Med and Pre Dental Program; Department of Mathematics and Statistics; Pioneer Valley Life Sciences InStitute (a partnership between UMass and Bay State Medical Center); and the Pioneer Valley Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). The YSEP offers an exceedingly strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus and will complement the curriculum of the New Leadership Charter School, where Springfield Urban League is the lead partner. In addition, American International College and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will provide staff from their Science, Math, Engineering and Technology departments as well as access to their laboratories and related equipment.