The Outagamie County Mentoring Program is designed to provide one-on-one guidance to youth who are in need of a positive role model. The goal is to provide at-risk youth with adult mentors who will help youth succeed and prevent further involvement with Outagamie County Health and Human Services. The mentor will develop a positive and trusting relationship with the youth in order to provide support, guidance, consistency, and stability. The mentor will give individual attention to the youth while exposing the youth to new and positive experiences in order to enhance self esteem, improve social skills, and encourage positive problem-solving skills.
In addition, the mentor will focus on empowering Child Welfare youth to feel safe and secure through their supportive and trusting relationship. The mentor will assist Juvenile Justice youth in goal setting, improving school performance and attendance, addressing independent living skills, employment avenues, and empowering youth to make good choices in their life, thus leading to a more productive and healthy lifestyle that continues into adulthood. Youth who are leaving an out of home placement and are involved in our Independent Living Program, need additional guidance and support in preparing for the skills and knowledge needed to live, work, and/or attend school independently. The mentor will focus on educating youth about community resources, healthy daily living skills, and empowering youth to become a productive and self-sufficient member of society.