Investment in programs that connect youth with a caring adults to help them achieve their potential, stay on track in school, and discover their strengths.
Community Based Mentoring Program - Big Brothers Big Sisters recruits, screens, trains, matches, monitors and supports adult volunteers as one-to-one mentors for children ages 7-18. The child and mentor meet in the community two to four times a month and spend time doing activities they both enjoy. A commitment of 12 months is required to build an impactful mentoring relationship. Mentors can be a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple (a married couple).
Kids Can Mentoring program provides children ages 7-13 years old with positive adult mentors who promote positive adult relationships, encourage self-esteem and confidence, and engage in goal setting activities.
TeamMates Mentoring Program matches youth in grades 3-12 with an adult, volunteer mentor. The two meet at the young person’s school once a week during the school year. Over time, their relationship develops and the mentee experiences an improved outlook for a hopeful future.
The Partnership 4 Kids program begins with the only formalized, school-based elementary goal-setting program nationally. Facilitated school wide, students learn to set goals written toward individual skill gaps in math and reading as identified by their teachers and assessment testing. Students also set a behavioral life skill goal. Student achievement is supported with monthly, one-on-one Goal Buddy visits and quarterly school-wide achievement celebrations.