Mentoring/Counseling

Mentoring Program

Wilcome Human Services mentor program connects individuals who have explicit skills and understanding (mentors) with mentees who need or want the same skills and advantages to move up in work, skill level, or school performance. Participants in this program, share their values and personal goals in a mutually respectful, supportive way which leads to a more enriched life.  This program will be an effective instrument to assist to break down barriers and creates opportunities for success.

 

Benefits of the Program:

  • Self-esteem

  • Regard for and comfort with society

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships

  • Decision-making ability in the career-choice process

  • Increase school attendance

  • Open new opportunities and understanding

  • Pass valuable skills and knowledge from person to person

  • Explore different career possibilities not often available in a classroom or work setting

  • Promote awareness of a community's diversity.

Mentoring services will focus on improving academic performance and school attendance.  Students are provided peer/mentor tutoring, support, and counseling to help the mentee increase and improve grades.  In addition:

  • Provide adolescents with concentrated adult attention.

  • Model the importance of education, hard work, and responsibility as paths to success.

  • Build self-confidence as they are accepted and supported.

  • Development of a meaningful relationship with youth and the chance to teach.

  • Broaden horizons and expose youth to new and positive experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

In determining whether a one-to-one mentoring experience made a tangible difference in the lives of these young people, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention study identified several positive results:

Mentored youth were 46 percent less likely than the control group to initiate drug use during the study period. The finding was even strong for minority youth. They were 70 percent less likely to initiate drug use when in a positive mentoring relationship.

Mentored youth were 27 percent less likely than the control group to initiate alcohol use.

Mentored youth were less assaultive, skipped fewer days of school, and had much better relationships with their parents.

 

(https://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/ProgSummary.asp?pi=54)

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