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  • Compeer Mentoring Program Compeer Mentoring Program

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Mission Statement

The Compeer program encourages at risk youth ages 5-17 and adults with mental health diagnosis ages 17+ to build self confidence, self-reliance, and healthy relationships by involving them in one-to-one mentorships/friendships, innovative programs, and regular positive social contact.

Description

In the Compeer Youth Program: our community volunteers engage in supportive one-to-one mentorships with youth who are at-risk (ages 5 to 17). A mentor offers the gift of friendship, personal attention and encouragement, promoting self-confidence, self-reliance and healthy social engagement.

In the Adult Compeer Program: a volunteer has the unique opportunity to provide companionship and social support for an individual receiving mental health services. A Compeer friendship match helps to reduce the isolation and feelings of loneliness experienced by many of our program participants.

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