Molly here, I just wanted to take a moment and give a little snippet regarding our group activities. It may be all fun and games but I assure you, there is more to it than that!
The goal of youth mentoring programs is to improve the well-being of the child by providing a role model that can support the child academically, socially and personally. This goal can be accomplished through school work, communication and activities. Studies show that youth who have been a part of a mentoring program have higher graduation rates, improved self-esteem, healthier relationships and a more positive outlook.
Kinship provides our mentors and mentees with a optional monthly activity. Past activities have included sledding, hiking, art and healthy living. By hosting these activities we are offering a space for our mentors and mentees to cultivate their new relationships with the support of Kinship. All of our mentees are unique and come from different backgrounds and have different skill sets. Being involved in the group activity gives the mentee a chance to socialize in a semi-structured safe environment. This allows the mentees to further develop their communication and social skills.
Kinship currently has 23 mentor/mentee matches with 10 youth on the waiting list. Kinship mentoring is only possible with the help of our community. If you or someone you know would like to be involved you can reach us by phone, email or Facebook.