Do you remember who believed in you?
We all remember the adults that helped shape us into who we’ve become. That’s why we know that building strong families means building better communities by being positive role models and meeting the needs of those who need us.
The mission of the Children’s Friend Youth Mentoring Program is to establish positive, healthy, and productive mentoring matches that will enhance the young person’s social, emotional and educational outcomes. We are excited to launch 2014 as we remain focused on positive youth development.
Participants in our program experience:
- Heightened self-esteem
- Enhanced sense of trust
- More confidence
- A better sense of well being
Our Youth Mentoring Program matches at-risk youth between the ages of 7 and 18 with a volunteer adult mentor. The pair is scheduled to meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship.
Why become a Mentor?
- You have skills and a unique perspective to share
- Ongoing support, resources and training from Youth Mentoring program staff
- Mileage and Expenses are tax deductible
Our mentors – like the individuals and families we serve – come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. In spite of our differences, our goal remains the same – to provide children with positive behaviors to emulate and cultivate.
Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, watching a movie, cooking or just talking on the phone – when you take time out of your day to enrich the life of a child, you’re making a real difference.