SUCCESS Mentoring works to help struggling youth thrive socially and academically by pairing them with adult mentors who provide support. The program fosters long-term relationships between mentors and mentees with the aim of helping participants overcome personal and family problems, stay in school, increase their academic achievement and motivation, improve their decision-making skills and increase their sense of self-worth.
Questions? Contact Julie Dubravetz at 425-747-4937 x 2810 or email at email@example.com
The program is ideal for children and youth, age six to eighteen, who live in East King County and come from single-parent households, are at-risk for academic failure, or have received disciplinary actions. They do not need to be clients of YES.
You do not need any experience with youth to become a SUCCESS mentor! SUCCESS mentors receive quality training, weekly support and encouragement as they build a trusting friendship with their mentee. SUCCESS welcomes mentors who are young professionals, retirees, or are people who have raised a family and want to give back. All mentors are thoroughly screened and go through an interview process, and intensive training.
A Match is Made
YES pairs mentors with youth based on gender, culture, interests, availability and location. Mentors and mentees commit to spending 2-4 hours a week together for at least one year. The pair build a strong friendship by doing the kind of things they both already enjoy – hiking, shopping, eating pizza, playing games, visiting sporting events, and many more! YES organizes free activities and events, such as movie nights, crafts, back-to-school backpack drive and more! Mentors also emphasize academics by assisting with homework and skill-building on a regular basis.
Meet Mentorship Pair Pat and Nima
Over the course of the past two decades; more than 1,000 children have been positively influenced and enriched by the program. Mentees report:
- 83% being able to confide in a non-parental adult
- 78% an increase in their knowledge and application of conflict resolution skills
- 100% maintain or increase their involvement in pro-social activities
- 100% successfully complete their current grade level