MERCER COUNTY MENTORING
SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $879
Our mission is "Supporting Children Through the Power of Positive Relationships" We provide mentors to at-risk children between the ages of five and fifteen, from predominately single parent homes throughout Mercer County.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Our Services include our Community Connections Program which connects children from the community to a mentor, who meets with the child one-on-one. We also have our Site-based programs that we run in partnership with the Mercer County Housing Authority. Site based programming connects a child one-on-one with a mentor in a group setting. Site-based also provides the children with tutoring, snack/meal and activities to participate in with their mentor. Academic Mentoring is also a program that we offer. In Academic Mentoring, children in seventh and eight grades are connected with a mentor in grades ten through twelve, who have been identified by their guidance counselors and teachers as needing extra help. The connections are made based on the academic subjects that each child needs help with.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
The demands placed on our agency that have not been met over the last year is recruitment and training of new volunteers, as well as difficulty accepting new children into the program due to Coivd-19. We have also struggled in being able to hold consistent site-based meetings.