The CommUNITY Mentoring Partnership in Queen Anne’s County is designed to connect caring mentors with at-risk youth in grades 6-10. Each mentor makes a weekly commitment to spend at least an hour of interaction with their mentee and ultimately meet them both in and out of school.
Mentoring activities could include things such as discussing current events, taking a nature walk, helping with organizational skills, playing sports or board games, cooking, or reading books about a shared interest. The goal is to build a dependable, supportive, and positive relationship with the mentee.
It is hoped that these valuable mentoring moments will increase the academic performance and self-esteem of these young students. With this increase in confidence, it is expected that their lifetime goals and ambitions will increase as well.
Additional mentors are still needed to fulfill the need in local schools. Training and ongoing support are available both at the school and through the mentor coordinator.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the mentor coordinator, Jacki Carter, at 410-758-6677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.