In 2018, we will introduce our NEW 12-Week Civic Mentoring Initiative offered during both Spring and Fall seasons! This initiative will extend experiences and skill building opportunities as peer mentors work one on one with our young people in a variety of community settings.
An informal pilot was undertaken during 2016-2017 with much success! Mentoring is available one or two days per week and the activities are coordinated with parents/ caregivers. Mentoring can also take place during scheduled community events. Oversight is provided by a trained Project Administrator and Project Assistant.
The application process enables appropriate matches to be made between mentor and mentee and includes professional advising and a skills development plan. Administrative tracking and seasonal assessments are conducted at which time, guidance services may be recommended for young adults and their families.
College students interested in becoming a mentor should should complete the Become a Civic Mentor Application. Mentors will take part in formal training and participate in our Project Stewardship program for the duration of time spent mentoring one of our young adults in order to develop knowledge base and receive guidance.
The Civic Mentoring Initiative is an extension of Project Stewardship with a separate fee structure. Young adults who are not Project Stewardship participants can also enroll in our mentoring initiative based on individual needs.