Mentoring is about relationships, community and acceptance.
The Guiding Light Mentoring Program is a Children’s Lantern Project that is designed to bring mentors into the lives of foster children, at-risk youth and survivors of human trafficking who live in NW Ohio. The program’s goal is to provide one-on-one interaction with a mentee to achieve healthy decision making and problem solving skills, in addition to raising self confidence in order to succeed in today's society. The program will train mentors, match them with mentees and offer resources for success. It will also offer regular opportunities for all involved to come together for both social and educational activities.
They need what you have. You would be a welcomed addition to this effort.
Foster Care At-Risk Youth
National and state statistics show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers. They are also less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, become pregnant, abuse drugs or become involved in criminal activity.
This part of our mentor program is designed to match survivors of exploitation, human trafficking and those at risk of victimization with a compassionate mentor. A mentor’s roles is to be a trusted friend, listen, help lead mentees to resources that promote independence and support, help set and achieve goals, and experience successes with their mentee.