Volunteers are paired with a child who he or she will work closely with for the semester. Volunteers assist with nightly homework as well as tutor the child in math and reading using special lessons plans and enrichment activities provided by the tutoring coordinator. Tutoring will be held at the following locations and shifts.
Our Summer program is open for registration! Students may be registered for 3, 4, or 5 days! See more below.
Call Vernell Wilks. Email: vwilks yftva. YFT offers two mentoring programs.
Effective mentoring programs follow research-based standards, and mentoring program quality is a driver of youth outcomes. VMP creates and delivers in-person workshops for 1, mentors, mentees, and program staff annually. My focus is specifically designated towards recruiting males of color and mentor retention within the D.
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We work with at-risk youth and adolescents in their homes and in their communities of Roanoke, Virginia to provide role modeling, therapeutic recreation, behavior management and modification, independent living skills training, tutoring, community integration, and many other services. The young adults in our program are experiencing issues including academic difficulties, self-esteem issues, impulsive behaviors, physical isolation, verbal or physical aggression, and substance abuse. They need to learn social and independent living skills and may be involved with a negative peer group.
Youth met weekly for 6 months with trained young adult mentors at a local Boys and Girls Clubs. Participants reported improvements in self-esteem, social anxiety, and quality of life. While the pilot study was small, it provides preliminary data that mentoring for youth with ASD has promise for increasing self-esteem, social skills, and quality of life.
As school begins, mentoring programs report that September is the month of most critical need to recruit new mentors and reduce waitlists. Click here to check out last year's winners. Click here to submit your nomination. The work of the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership ultimately supports close to mentoring relationships each year by working with 10 diverse programs.
This review addresses four topics related to one-on-one cross-age peer mentoring for children and adolescents, including: Its documented effectiveness for mentees and mentors, The extent to which effectiveness depends on characteristics of mentors, mentees, or program practices, Intervening processes likely to link cross-age peer mentoring to youth outcomes, and The success of efforts to reach and engage targeted youth and achieve high quality implementation. Extending a MENTOR Research in Action monograph definition of cross-age peer mentoring, 1 which also was used in other literature reviews on cross-age peer mentoring, 2, 3 this review sharply differentiates cross-age one-to-one peer mentoring programs from cross-age peer group mentoring, peer-led education or targeted preventative interventions, and peer mentoring as an informal practice within larger programs. Overall, evidence is beginning to accumulate that supports at least the short-term effectiveness of formal cross-age peer mentoring programs.
One-on-one mentoring is child-focused and family driven. Therapeutic mentors teach, coach and aid children, adolescents, teens and families to develop specific skills, or to help an individual child with behavioral, emotional or developmental needs. Therapeutic mentors are professionals, and come from all walks of life including social workers, teachers and police officers.