Reach & Rise® GROUP MENTORING


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Jan 03, 2017 03:30 PM - Fri Jun 02, 2017 05:30 PM

Where

27151 E. Lakeview DrAurora, CO 80016

We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

About


Spring session TRAINING DATES have been set
We will meet in AURORA on: Tuesday 1/17 from 4-7pm Saturday 1/21 from 2-10pm Tuesday 1/24 from 4-7pm Tuesday 1/31 from 4-7pm Saturday 2/4 from 10am-1pm

WHAT IS REACH & RISE? WHY WAS THIS PROGRAM CREATED?

  • Reach & Rise is a free, group mentoring program of the YMCA, established to provide young people in our community with positive and peer relationships.
  • 2 adult mentors are matched with a group of 6 youth
  • The group will meet once a week for 2 hours.
  • The program cycle runs for 8 weeks during the summer and 16 weeks during the fall and spring.
  • Mentors are meant to serve as role models, friends, and confidants. They’re another source of support for your child. They are not meant to take the role of a parent, babysitter, or financier.

HOW ARE MENTORS SCREENED BEFORE BEING MATCHED WITH MY CHILD?

  • Mentors fill out a volunteer application and are screened by the Program Director and Y policies.
  • Mentors complete 15+ hours of mentor training
  • Mentors will have passed a background security screening and thorough reference checks.

ONCE YOU ARE MATCHED WITH A GROUP, HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT.

  • Group mentors will meet with their mentee group every week for 2 hours at an assigned site. This may be at a Y facilities, a school, community center, etc.
  • Parent’s responsibility to provide transportation to and from the group.
  • Typical times to meet are weekday evenings or the weekend during the day.
  • You should expect consistency from the mentors (e.g. meeting should be held at a consistent site, day and time). If for some reason they are unable to make a meeting, the mentor should call in advance and let you and your child know.

WHAT ARE SOME ACTIVITIES THAT MENTORS DO WITH THEIR MENTEES?

  • Mentors will utilize a group mentoring handbook compiled by Reach and Rise to engage youth in discussions and activities relevant to each mentee’s daily life.
  • Here are some sample activities that your child may do with his or her mentor:
    • Go to the YMCA to play sports or swim
    • Practice social skills through role play and other fun games
    • Community service project
  • Many mentors try to introduce their mentees to new activities to help them grow and learn about themselves and their community.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours of group mentoring for 16 weeks
  • Mentor applications are required to do a background check, interview, and a FREE 15 hour training!

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