Our Mentors

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The responsibility of the mentors is to assist students in educational, social, and community centered enrichment, as well as provide support for academic achievement success. The program will teach skills that promote resiliency against the risk factors of poverty and delinquency, while also providing much needed academic support.

The responsibility of the mentors is to assist students in educational, social, and community centered enrichment, as well as provide support for academic achievement success. The program will teach skills that promote resiliency against the risk factors of poverty and delinquency, while also providing much needed academic support.

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A Genuine Concern For Our Youth
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A Genuine Concern For Our Youth

Positive Mentoring is often one component of a program that involves other elements, such as computer-based tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between the mentors and mentees are impactful, long-term and contribute to an abundance of benefits to both the mentors and mentees. 

Positive Mentoring is often one component of a program that involves other elements, such as computer-based tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between the mentors and mentees are impactful, long-term and contribute to an abundance of benefits to both the mentors and mentees. 

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The Family Life Center's mentors are committed professionals who stand for integrity, contribution to our youth and building a better future. Their primary focus is to encourage, guide and help our youth develop interpersonal skills.

The Family Life Center's mentors are committed professionals who stand for integrity, contribution to our youth and building a better future. Their primary focus is to encourage, guide and help our youth develop interpersonal skills.

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What Matters Most - Lives Transformed
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What Matters Most - Lives Transformed

Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths' strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.

Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths' strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.

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Positive youth development has its origins in the field of prevention. In the past, prevention efforts typically focused on single problems before they surfaced in youth, such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse and juvenile delinquency.

Positive youth development has its origins in the field of prevention. In the past, prevention efforts typically focused on single problems before they surfaced in youth, such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse and juvenile delinquency.

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Over time, practitioners, policymakers, funders and researchers determined that promoting positive asset building and considering young people as resources were critical strategies. As a result, the youth development field began examining the role of resiliency—the protective factors in a young person's environment—and how these factors could influence one's ability to overcome adversity. Those factors included, but were not limited to: family support, caring adults, positive peer groups, strong sense of self and self-esteem, and engagement in school and community activities.

Over time, practitioners, policymakers, funders and researchers determined that promoting positive asset building and considering young people as resources were critical strategies. As a result, the youth development field began examining the role of resiliency—the protective factors in a young person's environment—and how these factors could influence one's ability to overcome adversity. Those factors included, but were not limited to: family support, caring adults, positive peer groups, strong sense of self and self-esteem, and engagement in school and community activities.

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The Life Changing Impact Of Mentoring
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The Life Changing Impact Of Mentoring

Mentoring can help youth as they go through challenging life transitions, including dealing with stressful changes at home or transitioning to adulthood. 

Mentoring can help youth as they go through challenging life transitions, including dealing with stressful changes at home or transitioning to adulthood. 

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Research studies show that a well designed mentoring experience can forever alter the course of a young person life. Several of these tangible impact include:

Research studies show that a well designed mentoring experience can forever alter the course of a young person life. Several of these tangible impact include:

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  • Increased high school graduation rates

  • Lower high school dropout rates

  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices

  • Better attitude about school

  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations

  • Enhanced self-esteem and self confidence

  • Improved behavior at home and at school

  • Stronger relationships with parents

  • Teachers and peers

  • Improved interpersonal skills

  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

  • Increased high school graduation rates

  • Lower high school dropout rates

  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices

  • Better attitude about school

  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations

  • Enhanced self-esteem and self confidence

  • Improved behavior at home and at school

  • Stronger relationships with parents

  • Teachers and peers

  • Improved interpersonal skills

  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

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