Une mission bénévole
Une mission bénévole posté par H.O.W.A. Family Center
Publié le : 8 janv. 2013
Northern Cass Kinship Partners: Kinship's mission is to establish quality relationships between youth and caring adult volunteers for friendship, stability, support and community.
Kinship Partners is a community based mentoring program. Adult volunteers are thoroughly screened and matched with a Kinship youth. Partners meet weekly for an activity of their choice. Large group activities are also planned for all partners and youth on the Kinship waiting list.
Mentees are boys and girls between ages 5 to 15 and are typically from single-parent family homes. Many youth in the Kinship program are being raised by a grandparent or other relative. Kinship also has a special focus on mentoring children of prisoners. Without intervention these children are seven times more likely than their peers to enter the correctional system.
Search Institute research has found that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive. Positive adult role models will help youth and families build the following developmental assets:
Mentoring creates relationships and relationships build community. Your support of Kinship mentoring will provide more opportunities for us to strengthen families, to improve our communities, to bring joy to one another, and to enrich a child's life.
(Visit http://www.howafamilycenter.org/kinship.htm for the application and background check forms.)
Steps to become a Kinship Partner