During the Spring 2018, we introduced our NEW 12-Week Civic Mentoring Initiative which is offered during both Spring and Fall seasons! This program extends 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 coordinated with parents/ caregivers and with our community partners for individual time slots, scheduled activities and community events. Our Skills Development Plan establishes goals to build a range of skills from executive function and social communications to leadership skills. Opportunities are also directed towards college and career preparation and readiness. Interests are the entry point… In conjunction with our Project Stewardship program, we help young people to find and follow their BLISS!
Oversight and professional advising is provided by our Executive Director and Program Administrator. The application process enables appropriate matches to be made between mentor and mentee. 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 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 continue relationship building, 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. Our Guidance Services may accompany Project Stewardship and/or Civic Mentoring to help young adults transition successfully into new chapters of their lives.