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Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha

Who We Are

Mentoring programs:

Community-Based Mentoring is designed for those wanting to visit with a child a few hours each month (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly).  This program can be customized to meet your specific availability.

Guy Stuff is just that...it's all about the Guys!!  You get to hang out once a month at a pre-planned activity organized by Best Friends Staff.  All you have to do is show up and have fun!!

SHARE is a new component of Community-Based Mentoring; it acts as a community outreach initiative connecting high school students with a network of adult mentors.  Mentors will lead by shared action.

After-School Mentoring is designed for those interested in meeting with an elementary or middle school child one hour per week from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at Neenah High School (Mondays) or Menasha High School (Wednesdays).

Lunch Mentoring is designed for those who can meet with a child or teen once a week during a lunch period at the student's school.

 


Other volunteer opportunities
Throughout the year, we are in need of volunteer help for mailings and special events.  Please contact us if you are interested in sharing your time and talents! 

Photographer needed!
“Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha is looking for a professional photographer willing to donate their time and services once or twice a month over the summer.  We would like to capture the fun activities with our adult mentors and young friends, including fishing, boat building, T-Rat games and others.  The photos will be used in our annual report, on the website and in marketing materials designed to recruit mentors for our programs.  If you have a passion to help young people in our community thrive and can tell a story with photography, we would love to talk to you.  Check out our mission of youth mentoring at www.bestfreindsnm.org> or call Sam at (920)729-5600.”


Family Program for families in our program:
The Best Friends Family Program is designed to help families meet their basic needs and build their financial self-sufficiency. We provide opportunities for our families that reduce risk factors for abuse and neglect.  Services provided include activities that strengthen the family unit, financial support for educational and/or enrichment opportunities, community connections to eliminate isolation, and higher education initiatives.

Educational services:
This service is designed to provide our kids with the tools needed to graduate from high school and become self sufficient adults.  It includes preparation for moving on to secondary education.  This initiative focuses on meeting specific goals and requires a team effort between the mentor, child, and school counselor beginning in seventh grade.

What We Do

Mission Statement:  To help young people thrive through the power of mentoring friendships and supportive family networks.

We are a mentoring program where we are transforming tte lives of young people, their families and community. We match children ages 5-18 years old - we also have a family program where we will give the families in our program referrals to Christmas Giving, Back to school supplies, etc.

Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha offers a variety of ways to mentor a child.  You may mentor as an individual, with a friend, or as a couple or family.  Whether you are a busy individual, have a family, or fly south for the winter, we have a program that fits your lifestyle.  Just be yourself, we'll handle the rest.