Youth mentoring is about matching mentors with young people who are under the care of a responsible adult. Adult mentors are usually unrelated to the child or teen. They render their services through a community, school, or church-based social service program.
Improving the well-being of the youth is the primary goal of this program. We strive to achieve this by providing a role model that can support children in the academic, social, and personal aspect. This goal can also be accomplished through school work, communication, and activities. However, the goal and setting of a mentoring program vary by country due to cultural values.
This program is designed to provide structured one-on-one services between a provider and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs. The mentor will engage the youth in activities in the community. These activities are specifically designed to provide supervision and guidance as well as acquiring skills in conflict resolution, communication, and skill acquisition in the community. Mentors will use activities such as recreational, athletic, artistic, educational or vocational, and activities of daily living to achieve desired results.
We coach and train youths in these following areas:
- Age appropriate behaviors
- Interpersonal communication
- Problem-solving and conflict resolution
- Relationship skills as it relates to other youth and adults in recreational and social settings
- Community activities
- Supervision and guidance