The Youth Diversion 1:1 mentoring program, matches adult volunteers with promising youth ages 8-18. The youth will be matched with a mentor for a minimum period of six months.
The youth and mentor will meet once a week for a minimum of 2-3 hours each time. Throughout the match, the understanding is that the youth will be committed to achieving their goals set by themselves and the Program Coordinator. Mentoring is the process of encouraging, teaching, sponsoring, and guiding the development of another individual. It involves a special bond of mutual commitment. Mentoring is an experience that rewards individuals with increased self-esteem, increased opportunity, increased respect for oneself and others, and a new outlook on life events. Mentoring is a relationship, a process of working together to achieve agreed upon goals.