Our one-on-one mentor program is a weekly, individualized program serving children in grades K-12. The mentors spend a minimum of one hour per week with their student, engaging in activities they mutually enjoy while encouraging the student in their academic, social, and personal endeavors. From hiking, bowling, playing board games, to traveling and exploring caves, arts and crafts, you name it... they have been doing it! These partnerships are definitely loving all the fun!
The high school students have been great at spending time with the elementary students. They participate in a weekly breakfast with the Fremont/Hay School children, in addition to after school crafts once per month. Lots of elementary children have participated and we are so pleased with the turnout! Our high school peer mentors volunteer their time and are great role models for the younger students. We are so thankful for them.
"Girl Talk” is our nine-week program designed for girls in the fifth and sixth grades. Topics covered include relationships with peers, friendships, family, diversity, body image, self-esteem, and being a girl. The purpose of the program is to promote youth, family, and community growth and resilience by offering programs that create, restore, and sustain healthy relationships. Girl Talk sessions are held from October through December and again from February through April. There are currently 16 girls enrolled in the October through December session. These girls are very talkative and enjoy sharing their stories.
We provide monthly team mentor nights in three locations in Lake County to children in grades 3-8, offering a time of learning and fun. Our team mentor nights are held monthly.
Lakeview: Lakeview team mentor activities are offered to students in grades 3-6. Third and fourth grade students meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the AD/Hay library from 2:30 to 4:00. Fifth and sixth grade students meet on the second Thursday of each month in the AD/Hay library from 2:30 to 4:00. In November students made felt characters to give as gifts or to decorate their room. December will bring the ever-popular "Polar Express" experience!
Paisley: Our Paisley team mentor group is going strong again this year. They has been busy making luminaries, nail yarn art, brush bugs, and sock gnomes. Such a great group of kids and mentors!
North Lake: North Lake has had a set-back due to Covid-19 restrictions. The program is currently looking for a new coordinator and several volunteers. The program hopes to resume activities in January 2022.