The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
School-Based mentoring is a way to provide caring people in the lives of children on the brink of success.
CAMP (Colorado's Adolescent Mentoring Program) is a one-on-one relationship between a mentor and a mentee that takes place on school property for one hour per week. The target population for this mentoring program is kids involved in the juvenile justice system. The mentors are volunteers that have been recruited from the businesses and community within Fremont County. They have been interviewed and have gone through the application process which involves, background checks, finger printing, Colorado Central Registry, reference checks, with a final approval of CAMP and the School Districts. All mentors sign a nine - month contract, so as to cover the need for the entire school year. The mentors go through a training process and are continually trained throughout the year. There is a matching process that takes place, which centers on common interests, gender, cultural backgrounds, and tutoring needs. School Districts are on board and supporting of the program and there are liaisons selected at each school to greet mentors and provide information and guidance for the mentors.