MERCER COUNTY MENTORING
SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $650
Our mission is to Support Children Through the Power of Positive Relationships. Mercer County Mentoring’s goal is to connect children in Mercer County with a volunteer from the community that can be an encouraging role model to help guide them, expose them to new opportunities, advocate for them as they face challenges, and celebrate their successes. Mercer County Mentoring facilitates the connection between volunteers and children while managing and maintaining these relationships by providing support to each child, parent, and volunteer in the program
While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
The Community Connections program connects an adult mentor with a child between the ages of five and fifteen from predominately single parent and multi-sibling households.
Site-based programming is unique as it not only provides support to the child but the mentors as well (staff member remains on site and oversees the activities) and offers an opportunity for volunteers to serve together while allowing for one on one mentoring with a child.
Academic Mentoring is a volunteer opportunity for high school students in grades 10 through 12 to be connected with children who are entering 7th through 8th grade. The program provides tutoring after school to those students in grades seven and eight, identified by their teachers and guidance counselors as needing academic support. The tutoring is done by the students in 10th through 12th grade who have also been identified by teachers and guidance counselors.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
The needs that we are currently facing include; costs for volunteer recruitment and training, mentor-mentee match support, volunteer DMV and FBI clearances and transportation for the children and families that we serve. We are also facing challenges with programming expenses related directly to the services that the children and families receive from our agency.