This program is jointly sponsored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Office of Community Engagement and The Francine and Herbert Tobin Foundation. The Listeners/Oyentes Program has been servicing students by providing them with special one-on-one attention since 1972.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Listener/Oyente must register and attend one of the training sessions listed below. Once the training has been completed, the volunteer selects a school that is geographically convenient for the weekly listening sessions. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Volunteer Program conducts a fingerprint background check for all Level 2 volunteers. Listeners/Oyentes are considered Level 2 volunteers, and require a fingerprint background check before becoming a Listener/Oyente volunteer.
TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL MS. FRANCINE TOBIN, CHAIRPERSON OF THE LISTENERS/ OYENTES PROGRAM AT (305) 935-0045, OR THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT (305) 995-2995.
In addition to attending a 3½ -hour training, volunteer Listeners/Oyentes must attend a minimum of 4 on-going training and monitoring workshops per school year in order to remain as an active Listener/Oyente (these workshops are offered twice monthly throughout the school year). A separate schedule of the monthly on-going training and monitoring workshops will be distributed at the training sessions.
If you have any questions, please call (305) 935-0045 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listeners Program Training will not take place as scheduled when schools are closed due to inclement weather.