Our group mentoring consists of equal number of adults to students; each student is matched in a one-on-one relationship with an adult within the group. This enables youth to form positive relationships with both peers and nonparent adults. In addition to facilitating new peer friendships that increases the youth’s self-esteem it also exposes them to more caring adults in the group, which can influence positive choices.
The group begins with four team building meetings the first month the group starts. The mentors and their matched mentees will meet twice monthly- once per month with the entire group, and once per month one-on-one. The program session starts in 7th grade and will formally conclude when students are completing 8th grade.
During the monthly group meetings we discuss relevant topics to help them become contributing members of their community and improve their attitudes towards School. We work on building life skills that equips students to master key interpersonal skills that prepares them to excel engaging with peers and adults. Lessons in confidence, community and coping skills will equip them with better people skills that will help them navigate life successfully. We engage the students in positive character developments; topics include but are not limited to: choice, courage, honesty, responsibility, self-control and self awareness