Team Up Mentoring Program

Team Up Mentoring Program

 

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We match adults, ages 20 and older, with kids, ages 6 to 17. Mentors serve as role models to youths, many of whom come from single parent homes or from foster homes. Most simply desire more time with a responsible, caring adult. The benefits of mentoring are tremendous.
ENROLL YOUR CHILD

95% of children who participate in The Up Center’s Team Up Mentoring Program for one year show improvement in the realms of school, behavior, and social functioning. Our match specialists pay thoughtful attention to pairing your child with a caring, compassionate adult volunteer mentor based on shared interests, location, and other factors. Enroll your child, complete this form.

BECOME A MENTOR

Hundreds of Hampton Roads children need your help. Consider participating in one of our programs below:

Community Based Program
This one-on-one mentoring program requires a commitment of a few hours a week for one year. We match adults, ages 20 and older, with kids ages 6-17. Mentors form a trusting friendship and serve as role models to youth, many of whom come from single parent homes or from foster homes. Most simply desire more time with a supportive, caring adult. Since the program’s inception, we have made over 300 matches.

Face Forward Group and One-On-One Mentoring
This federally funded program matches volunteer mentors, ages 24 and older, with first time juvenile offenders aged 16-24. The commitment is for one year. Groups will meet weekly for 14 weeks, followed by one-on-one mentoring for the rest of the year. Mentors will help their mentees by sharing their own life experiences and success stories. Learn more about how you can help, or complete this online form.

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Team Up Mentoring Program Staff

Community Based Program:

Letitia Carrington

Team Up Match Specialist
letitia.carrington@theupcenter.org
(757) 397-2121 x337

Face Forward Mentoring:

Carol Freeman

Team Up Program Coordinator
carol.freeman@theupcenter.org
(757) 623-1119 x313
*The Team Up Mentoring Program for Foster Children is funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
*The Face Forward Program for first-time juvenile offenders is funded by a grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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