Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
It is amazing what a positive, supportive relationship with a caring adult can do for a child!
Team Up - Community Based Program - All you have to do is be a friend! Meet weekly with your mentee and participate in everyday activities, such as playing basketball or going to the beach. The match relationship contributes to the achievement of personal, social and educational growth for the child. This program requires a commitment of a few hours a week for one year.
Face Forward Group/One-on-one Mentoring - Do you have life experiences and success stories you could share with a mentee? This is a federally funded program which matches volunteer mentors with first time juvenile offenders, ages 16 - 24. The goal is to provide consistent adult role models to help youth handle the challenges of life. Groups meet together for the first 14 weeks. One-on-one mentoring continues for the rest of the year.
Team Up Mentoring provides its members with fun events and supervision of the match pairs.