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Mission Statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Description

The Reach & Rise 1:1 Mentoring Program is a community-based program where an adult volunteer is matched with a youth age 9-17 for one year. The volunteer and youth then meet once per week for 1-3 hours doing community based activities (biking, arts and crafts, sporting events, etc.). Through their year together, the mentor and mentee (youth) work together on goals that the mentee set for him/herself. Throughout the year together, progress is tracked, improvement is made, and the mentee moves from risk to resliliency, helping them become a healthy adult.

Why Be A Mentor?

Provide youth with a positive, growth-inducing relationship

Be a solution to the problem

Move youth from risk to resiliency

Have a direct impact on your local community

Make a difference in the life of someone in need

Mentor Requirements

Must be at least 21 years old

Complete 17+ hours of training (completed over approximately 5 weeks)

Pass a nationwide background and driving record check

Meet with youth 1-3 hours each week (flexible, scheduled by mentor, youth, and youth’s family)

Make a 1 year commitment to the program

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