An hour a week can make a huge difference in the life of a youth.
Midland Mentors is a one-on-one mentoring program for the students in the Day Treatment Program at the Midland County Juvenile Care Center. Evidence shows that children thrive when they have ongoing relationships with caring, stable adults. Youth that meet regularly with mentors are more likely to stay out of trouble, succeed in school and achieve their goals. Midland Mentors is a volunteer program with caring members of our community spending time once a week for a year with a youth. Some activities shared by the mentoring pairs include racket ball, movies, eating, bowling, scrapbooking, biking and taking walks.
The Midland Mentor program provides youth with the following benefits:
- A positive role model.
- An adult friend who is not directly affiliated with the Court.
- An adult who can provide exposure to places and opportunities not otherwise available to the youth.
- A coach who can encourage appropriate behavior in social situations.
- An opportunity for one-on-one time with an attentive adult.