CommUNITY Mentoring Program

  • Mission

    CommUNITY Mentoring exists to unite caring adult mentors, existing mentoring groups and emerging mentoring groups with minority youth and those youth identified as need achievement mentoring. 

    Project SAVVY

    Supportive, Adults, Valuing, Validating, Youth 

    Targeted Students: 

    • 5th Grade
    • Middle School
    • High School
    • Alternative School
    • Students of differing needs
    • Students who need a chance to succeed 

    Vission: CommUNITY Mentoring establishes enriching relationships between our greatest resources (mentors) and our greatest assets (students). 

    Program Design

    Mentors and mentees participating in the Project SAVVY CommUNITY Mentoring Program meet on a weekly basis for several hours (including on school premises up to an hour). Mentors and mentees commit to the program for 12 months.

    Mentors are encouraged to meet and/or communicate with their mentee during school seasonal breaks. 

    There is an application and interview process. References are required. 

    Criminal background checks/drug testing are required and provided by the county government 

    An orientation training is provided with opportunities for ongoing training. There is a resource library and the coordinator emails/mails appropriate resources as well. 

    Case managers are provided by QACPS. These case managers are the first line of contact with the mentees and their family and a resource for the mentors. 

    The mentor coordinator works with the mentors and the schools in providing the opportunity for the building of positive mentoring relationships. 

    Mentors must be 18 years of age. 

    "Up to four hours a month can make a difference in a child's future"

     

  • Anticipated Outcome 

    • Increased academic performance
    • Increased self-esteem
    • Increased awareness and modeling of socially acceptable behaviors
    • Expanded goals for lifetime achievement
    • Increased cultural awareness


    Partners

    • Local Management Board
    • CommUNITY Mentoring Partnership Board
    • Character Counts!
    • QACPS
    • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake 
    • Juvenile Services
    • QAC Sheriff's Department
    • QAC HR Department
    • National MENTOR
    • QAC Department of Social Services
    • H.O.P.E. Academy


    Forms

     

    A Community Partnerships for Children and Families, funded by the Local Management Board (LMB), CommUNITY Mentoring. In collaboration with Queen Anne's County Public Schools.

     

    Contact: 
    Community Services
    Elaine Butler 
    104 Powell Street
    Centreville, MD 21617
    Phone: 410-758-6677 x. 2163
    Fax: 410-758-6904
    Email: ebutler@qac.org

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