Germaine Lawrence/Youth Villages
Right around the corner from PACC, Germaine Lawrence is a residential program for girls ages 12-18 with serious emotional and behavioral issues. Ways PACC can help these young neighbors:
- Mentoring: Mentoring opportunities are ongoing and require a 4-6 hour/month time commitment, a 2-hour orientation and a background check. Mentoring is open to women over 25 years old who are good listeners, caring, open-minded, positive and consistent. There will be an orientation in the fall. Girls who are eligible for mentoring have typically been at GL for at least a few months and are stable enough to participate.
- Other Opportunities: There are also opportunities to supply gifts for the holidays, help in the library on Wednesday mornings, or bring a talent or interest to GL. A middle school teacher is currently leading a yoga group, someone else has a crochet group, other possibilities are cooking, jewelry-making or another interest. Service Days are also a possibility (a group recently sanded and painted their picnic tables).
Please contact the church office for more information.