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Reach & Rise Mentoring

What? Our therapeutic group mentoring program matches 6 youth with 2 adult mentors. Groups focus on building communication skills, addressing bullying and managing stress in positive ways.

When? Fall groups begin September 4th through December 17th for 16 weeks. Groups meet once a week for 2 hours at a mutually set time.

More info: Contact program director Ashley Cole at 540-885-8089 or ashley@saymca.org.

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MENTORS: CHANGE LIVES FOREVER

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WHY SHOULD I BE A GROUP MENTOR?

  • Help increase youth’s sense of belonging
  • Normalize youth’s developmental milestones and experiences
  • Have a DIRECT impact on your local community
  • Make a DIFFERENCE in the lives of others

DOES IT REALLY WORK?

  • Youth are FIVE times more likely to graduate if they have meaningful relationships with adults
  • Kids who have mentors are nearly 50% less likely to use drugs
  • Youth with mentors demonstrate improved self-esteem, decision makings skills, and relationships

REQUIREMENTS

  • Desire to work with youth ages 8-15 years in a group setting
  • 21+ years old
  • Weekly Check-Ins with Program Director
  • Willingness to collaborate with Co-Mentor to facilitate group

COMMITMENT

  • Mentor training (15+ hours)
  • Summer Group (2 hours a week for 8 weeks)
  • Fall and Spring Groups (2 hours a week for 16 weeks)

 

PARENTS: GIVE YOUR CHILD THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED

group-mentoringHOW WILL MENTORING HELP MY CHILD?
Quality time with a Mentor and supportive peers can improve your child’s ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, SELF-ESTEEM, DECISION-MAKING SKILLS and RELATIONSHIPS with Peers and Family

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Youth ages 8-15

WHAT IS GROUP MENTORING?

  • 2 mentors facilitate groups with 6 mentees
  • Mentors utilize group activities developed to help build healthy, supportive, safe and fun relationships with youth
  • Groups meet weekly for 2 hours each
  • Group mentoring session are held 3 times per year:
    8 week (summer session) and 16 week (Fall & Spring Session)

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