Individual Youth Mentoring Program: A gentle intervention with powerful results
Kav L’Noar knows that personal relationships are the strongest influence in a young person’s life. Our youth mentoring program is built on this principle and matches young adults in their 20’s with youth struggling with life challenges. The bonds that are formed create a trust which allows the youngsters to confide in, and learn from, their mentors.
Mentors and their assigned youth meet at least once a week. Together they talk, discuss specific issues, or practice a skill they may be working on. Mentoring is done in the real world, in real life scenarios, allowing the teen to make decisions and problem solve. It feels more natural and less intimidating for youngsters to talk while they are busy and there is no stigma attached to meeting with a cool 20 something year old for the afternoon.
Mentors are formally supervised and receive both clinical education and group supervision every other month. Contact is maintained with parents and based on parent feedback, Kav L’Noar is able to track improvements in youth’s behavior at home and at school.
This program has proven successful with participants showing significant improvement in family communication, social skills, school performance and overall behavior.