Kids 'n Kinship's mentoring of youth is proven to reduce isolation, improve positive relationships with adults and reduce at- risk behaviors
Kids ‘n Kinship's mentoring program provides friendships to children and youth ages 5-16 in need of an additional positive adult role model.
Through their Kinship relationship children:
Throughout a mentor relationship, the volunteer plans and carries out activities with the child, one on one in the community. Volunteers are individuals, couples and families. Some examples of typical activities are: hiking, attending sporting or cultural events, leaning a new skill or hobby, or just hanging out together.
Kids 'n Kinship provides a community mentoring program for children who live in
Mentors spend time on a weekly basis with the child for a minimum of one year. The average relationship lasts 3 years! Kids 'n Kinship also has a school-based mentoring project in collaboration with four local elementaries. Mentors meet with the child at school once a week and then get together during school breaks for community activities.