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500 W Fifth StOutagamie County Youth and Family ServicesAppleton, WI54911
We work with the kids in the community who need us the most. We are a mentoring program serving youth between 6-17 years of age who are involved with Outagamie County Health and Human Services. The goal is to provide youth who are referred by their social worker with adult mentors who will inspire them and empower them to succeed.
Mentors spend 4-8 hours a month, for a minimum of 6 months, developing a positive and trusting relationship the youth can rely on. Mentors expose youth to new, healthy, and positive experiences that enhance self esteem and improve social skills. Ultimately, mentors unlock their potential and build upon strengths they never knew they had.
The mentor and youth are chosen to be matched according to interests, backgrounds, preferences, and personality. Mentors are provided with training, ongoing support, and the opportunity to attend several group outings with other mentor matches throughout the year. All youth participate voluntarily in the mentoring program, along with parent or guardian approval.
Help teach new skills, assist with goal setting, expose to new experiences, encourage positive problem solving skills, and act as a role model
Have fun in the community; going for walks, movies, cooking, going out to eat, doing projects, etc.
Listen without judgment and provide consistency and stability for the youth
To learn much more about our program and/or for application materials go to: www.HHSVolunteers.org