Faithful Friends is a faith-based mentoring program for kids in our city between the ages of 6 and 9. These kids have been identified by either their school’s counselor, social worker, or their own parent as in need of additional support from a caring adult. Adults are matched with a child for a one-year long mentoring relationship. Mentors pick up their mentee once a week and spend time with the child for about 2 hours.
HOLLA is a culturally responsive mentoring organization focusing on building relationships with youth of color through mentorship. Mentorship takes place in partnership with local schools, non-profits and families. HOLLA matches young people with positive adult role models to meet with them on a weekly basis in addition to bi-monthly exposure opportunities throughout the city. These activities include art programming, outdoor exploration, career and college exploration, etc.
Refugee Care Collective
Adjusting to life in America can be especially difficult for young refugees. As their families strive to become self-sufficient, many refugee youth need the stability that comes from additional support and meaningful engagement. Youth mentors engage in one-on-one friendship with a refugee student, providing regular, ongoing support for six months. The mentor serves as a role model and advocate for their junior high or high school student, spending 2-3 hours per week meeting with one another.
Current needs: Business owners who would like to offer free workshops, activities, or tickets to events.