Mentoring is a development strategy for a youth's successful path to adulthood.
A supportive and caring adult works with a youth to build a relationship by offering guidance, support, and encouragement to cultivate the youth's positive and healthy development.
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WHAT WE BELIEVE
AT KIDS ON THE RISE, WE BELIEVE THAT MENTORS:
No two children have the same challenging life situations. Many of them may be experiencing an opportunity gap that keeps them from becoming all they can be. That’s why our mentors work with each child on a case-by-case basis depending on their individual needs.
Students are referred to our program by their teacher or school counselor. We then match an adult volunteer with a student to form a mentor team.
The team meets weekly either at, or away from the school, or during special activities planned by Kids On The Rise.
This positive, consistent, one-on-one relationship helps build a level of trust between the adult and the child to enhance learning and life skills.