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Outagamie County Mentoring Program

Who We Are

Our goal is to provide youth with adult mentors who will inspire and empower them to succeed and Prevent future involvement in “the system”.  Mentors spend 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months, in order to develop a positive and trusting relationship the youth can rely on.  Mentors expose youth to new, healthy, and positive experiences that enhance self esteem and improve social skills.  Ultimately, mentors unlock their potential and build upon strengths they never knew they had.

The mentor and youth are chosen to be matched according to gender, interests, backgrounds, preferences, and personality.  Mentors are provided with training, ongoing support, and the opportunity to attend several group outings with other mentor matches throughout the year.  All youth participate voluntarily in the mentoring program, along with parent or guardian approval.  

Mentors

  • Help teach new skills, assist with goal setting, expose to new experiences, encourage positive problem solving skills, and act as a role model
  • Have fun in the community; going for walks, movies, cooking, going out to eat, doing projects, etc
  • Listen without judgment and provide consistency and stability for the youth

 MENTORED YOUTH ARE:

*MORE LIKELY TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
*LESS LIKELY TO USE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
*SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, GRADES, AND BEHAVIOR

Help Them Get There. 

What We Do

The Outagamie County Mentoring Program is a one on one mentoring program connecting youth ages 6-17 with adult mentors. The program is unique in that all youth are involved in the Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice System and referred for mentoring by County Social Workers. There are approximately 40+ youth on the waiting list. We require a 6 month commitment and weekly meetings with your youth for at least 2 hrs. Training and support provided.