What We Do

"All Kids Count"

Community Based Mentoring

The One-to-One Youth Mentoring program provides children ages 6-18 in our community with an adult mentor.  The program requires that mentors be caring and have a desire to make "All Kids Count."  Adult mentors and child mentees are "matched" and asked to spend at least 4 hours a month together building a healthy relationship.  Activities can include playing sports together, going on a hike, reading books, building crafts, eating pizza with extra cheese, or just talking and giving some advice and inspiration. Matches can enjoy activities together based on their interests. A Mentor doesn’t need any special skills or training — just a positive attitude and the desire to help one child achieve their potential.

All Community Youth Mentoring matches are professionally supported by our staff.  Contact is made regularly to the mentor and mentee to evaluate the match and also answer any questions they may have. 

National and state statistics show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, become pregnant, abuse drugs or become involved in criminal activity.

 

  • Sound like something you could do? Fill out our online application to get started being a mentor today and making "All Kids Count" in our community!

  • Fill out our child enrollment application to get your child on the road to having a mentor.

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