Wahkiakum Youth Mentoring Program

The Wahkiakum Youth Mentoring Program's vision is to help young people develop healthy, strong relationships that allow them to reach their full potential and unearth the excellence of youth through meaningful relationships.

The benefits of mentoring relationships for teens and young children is invaluable, especially in a time of uncertainty and isolation. This program will allow local teens and children the chance to connect with adults who care about them, their happiness, and their success.

This program is coordinated by Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services and The Wahkiakum Community Network, with support from the WSU Wahkiakum County 4-H. The program is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority.

Thank you to WSU Skamania County 4-H for their leadership and materials in 4-H Mentoring. We are grateful to be able to extend their awesome work into Wahkiakum County.

Adults

How does it work?

Adult volunteers will be matched with youth mentees to support their learning in topics that interest them. Some of the topics include forestry, health and nutrition, leadership, civic engagement, and life skills. Each adult will oversee a small group containing two or more youth mentees.  The adult mentor defines how many youth participate in their group. Mentoring will take place four hours each month, June 2021 through June 2022.

What are the requirements?

For Adult Mentors, the following is required:

  • Complete an application
  • Pass a reference check and a national background check
  • Attend approximately 3 hours of training on child safety and best practices for providing mentoring
  • Commitment to connect four hours per month with mentees, May 2021 through June 2022.

How do I apply?

Adult Wahkiakum Mentoring Application


Youth

How does it work?

Registered youth in grades K-12 will be matched with an adult volunteer who will guide them through fun monthly activities and provide them with support. Youth will meet with their mentors for approximately 4 hours per month. Family nights will also take place quarterly where the whole family can get in on the fun!

What do we need?

In order to participate, families need to complete the registration form. Spots are limited, and families are asked to commit to participate in scheduled mentoring activities May 2021 through June 2022.

How do we register?

Wahkiakum Mentoring Program Youth Registration

QUESTIONS? Contact: Mentoring@co.wahkiakum.wa.us

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