WHAT WE DO
Mentoring Mentors programs four core areas:
- Mentoring: Stronger relationships and positive influences who can demonstrate what it means to be part of a healthy community and sustain meaningful relationships.
- New approaches socio-emotional learning that provide skills and strategies that help them thrive, even – or especially – in challenging circumstances.
- Academic support that allows them to reach higher and demand more of themselves and the educational systems around them.
- Partnerships who can connect youth to better educational, workforce, and community-focused opportunities.
- Mentoring Mentors uses a formal mentoring model through which volunteer mentors (college and high school students) support younger peers through long-term relationships, socio-emotional support, and training, academic support, and connections to volunteer, educational, and workforce opportunities.
- Our strategy centers on: Providing youth/adolescents with a nurturing and loving experience; Training them to lead and provide a similar experience to younger peers within their network; and Developing and applying competencies in academic, social, and workforce settings.
- Middle school students (grades 6-8). Schools identify students who have experienced issues with absenteeism, connecting with peers, or maintaining grades above a D+. The program also welcomes students who would benefit from mentoring or find Mentoring Mentors through word of mouth.
- High school students who have been through the middle school program. They step into leadership roles by volunteering to serve as mentors for the younger students. (This role may continue as students graduate and enter college or begin careers.)
- College students from local Universities and colleges. Recruited as volunteer mentors, they may be offered community-service or work-study hours, internships, or practicum placement.