Faithful Friends mission is to cultivate mentor relationships that inspire growth, resilience, and hope. They partner with the church to identify volunteer mentors, and with schools and community organizations to identify kids age 6-9 in need of a faithful adult friend. While they only ask for a 1 year commitment, nearly 70% of their matches continue into a 2nd year and over 50% into a third. Their goal is long-term relationships that change the course of individual lives, families, communities, and generations.
HOLLA is a culturally responsive mentoring organization focusing on building relationships with youth of color through mentorship. Mentorship takes place in partnership with local schools, non-profits and families. HOLLA matches young people with positive adult role models to meet with them on a weekly basis in addition to bi-monthly exposure opportunities throughout the city. These activities include art programming, outdoor exploration, career and college exploration, etc.
Refugee Care Collective
Adjusting to life in America can be especially difficult for young refugees. As their families strive to become self-sufficient, many refugee youth need the stability that comes from additional support and meaningful engagement. Youth mentors engage in one-on-one friendship with a refugee student, providing regular, ongoing support for six months. The mentor serves as a role model and advocate for their junior high or high school student, spending 2-3 hours per week meeting with one another.
Current needs: Business owners who would like to offer free workshops, activities, or tickets to events.