Mentoring in the Lehigh Valley
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Tabor Children’s Services invites you to join us on Monday May 11 th to learn how you can become a mentor in the Lehigh Valley. Tabor Mentoring Program focuses on increasing graduation rates, decreasing homelessness, and providing a positive support to youth in the child welfare system. We have had many successful matches since our inception and pride ourselves on our success stories. One mentor, who has been matched with his mentee for over 4 years, had this to say about his experience:
"If there is one thing that has really surprised me about my experience in the mentor program, it’s how much that I have learned from [my mentee]. His life experiences, his perseverance and positive attitude have taught me a lot. If you go into the program with your eyes wide open there is as much to gain as there is to give."
Help us to make a difference on a local level by making an impact on local youth. Refreshments and a welcome packet will be included. RSVP required. To reserve your slot today call Valeria Sosoo, Mentoring Specialist at (215) 348-4071 ext 262.
We offer comprehensive training and weekly support to adults over 25 who have passed a background check and in person interview.
About Tabor Children's Services AIP Mentoring Program
601 New Britain Road, Doylestown, PA 18901, US
The mission of the Tabor Children’s Services Mentoring Program is to empower youth ages 16-21 who are preparing to leave the child welfare system through the means of a mentoring relationship. Through a partnership with BCC&Y, a mentoring program has been incorporated as part of the continuum of care of Tabor’s Adolescent Initiative Program (AIP). The AIP supports a mentoring specialist who facilitates a program that helps adult volunteers form healthy and lasting relationships with youth in order to provide them with confidence, stability, and life skills.
Overview: Tabor Children’s Services (Tabor) and Bucks and Lehigh County Children & Youth (BCC&Y) have partnered to create a mentoring program for youth as they prepare to leave the child welfare system.
Youth do receive support from their C&Y caseworkers as well as the staff of Tabor and other Diversionary services. However, they are short term supports. Therefore, youth would greatly benefit from a stable mentoring relationship that is without expiration.
The needs of the youth vary with each individual. Some need academic guidance while others need career support. All could simply use a friend who is not paid to be there. A mentor could offer insight, consistent support, and introduce them to new ideas.
Tabor and BCC&Y firmly believe that, at the very least, all youth deserve one person who wants to be a part of their lives, one person who believes in them unconditionally. Tabor and BCC&Y are delighted to offer support to these youth through helping to facilitate mentoring relationships.
Lehigh County and Surrounding Areas1337 E 5th StBethlehem, PA 18015
- People 55+
- Must be at least 25
- We ask that you stay for the hour session.