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#SpotlightOnCLT Youth Mentoring

Youth Mentoring is January's #SpotlightOnCLT with SHARE Charlotte

January is Mentoring Month across the nation. It's a way to celebrate in the New Year the powerful relationships that mentors and mentees can have and is a way to bring awareness to the need for youth mentoring here in the U.S..

Locally, Charlotte is home to many youth mentorship programs, nonprofits, and organizations. Several of those nonprofits are partners with us here at SHARE Charlotte. We wanted to highlight them all month long and share with you the powerful impact they are having.

Interested in mentoring for your child? Or, do you have talents and kindness to share as a mentor? Check out our curated guide to youth mentoring nonprofits below.

Click their links, learn more, and get connected! ⬇️

Youth Mentoring Nonprofits:

Camping with Cradle - Camping & hiking with kids. Teaching them about the environment, team work, and self esteem.

Bright Side Youth Ranch - Partnering each child or teen with a mentor to work through their pain, problems, and emotions and point them toward hope and healing.

Agape Acres - Agape Acres pairs vulnerable and special needs youth with a trained mentor and a rescue horse to bring about hope, love, and encouragement.

Prodigal Son Foundation - Their program helps students build confidence and self-management skills through enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement the student's regular academic program throughout the year.

Wayfinders - Each Wayfinders scholar is paired one-on-one with a mentor. Being a Wayfinders mentor is about seeing and nurturing a child’s potential, being a role model, and helping navigate life’s challenges.

Right Moves for Youth - Uses the 4 Pillar Model of educational attainment, social & emotional well-being, career exploration/college readiness, and civic duty/leadership to allow students to grow together and build positive relationships to excel academically, socially and emotionally.

Circle de Luz - Circle de Luz radically empowers young Latinas through holistic programming, extensive mentoring, and providing scholarship funds for further education.

Foundation for Girls - Supporting single teen moms who are marginally housed or homeless, working with coaches for 3 to 4 years.

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Through community and school-based programs for Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and York counties, they support youth ages 5-19.

Legacy Builders - Provide workshops and programs to teach students in the fields of audio engineering, music production, videography, photography, podcasting and digital marketing.

Life Connections of the Carolinas - DASH Mentoring Program. Providing one-on-one and group mentoring for our youth. 

Chambers-McCain Foundation - Supporting non profits who are engaged with African American youth including The Males Place and YBLA through mentoring and scholarship programs.

Evolving to Independence - Providing participants with support to find stable housing, stable jobs, and work through life challenges.

Chosen Leadership Academy - Providing youth with volunteer leadership opportunities. Demonstrating mentoring and exposure to other areas of life beyond their own backyard.

Communities in Schools - Embedded in selected (high-poverty) CMS schools, CIS provides support and resources to help students overcome barriers and experience success in school and in life. A key component of their mentorship role is to develop relationships with students and their parents, to build trust and engagement. 

Boys to Men Foundation - Provides thousands of boys aged 9 - 17 (referred through partnerships with local school districts, juvenile court systems and word of mouth) positive alternatives and a robust support network they can rely on. The mentoring program presents opportunities for enrichment, exposure, support, and guidance through group mentoring sessions led by trained, volunteer mentors. 

Volunteer, sign up, donate, and so much more, here... ⤵️

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