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Youth Mentoring Program

SEICAA’s Youth Mentoring program is designed to help children of all ages set and maintain educational and life skill goals. The program provides children K-12 with the opportunity to spend time with a positive adult role model. Youth mentees include children identified by school counselors needing additional assistance outside of the home, as well as children with incarcerated parent(s). Mentors provide assistance, an unbiased ear for a troubled child, and someone with whom the children may engage in fun activities once a week during the school year.

Mentoring visits occur at the child’s school and SEICAA approved off-school grounds locations.

When mentoring takes place, it has been proven to be more successful if tutoring takes place within that particular relationship. Research shows that when a child is mentored at least three times per month, the child is 52% less likely to skip school, 26% less likely to get into fights, and 46% less likely to begin using drugs or alcohol.

Since it’s conception in 2004, over 130 mentors have given over 27,500 hours of their time making a difference in 120 children’s lives.

Become a Mentor Today!

 

Contact SEICAA Senior Services- (208) 232-1114- seniors@seicaa.org

To become a mentor, one must complete the following:

  • Application
  • Criminal Background check (provided by SEICAA)
  • Reference Checks
  • Orientation/Training