Team Up Mentoring Program
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:
(757) 397-2121 x337
Face Forward Mentoring:
(757) 623-1119 x313
*The Face Forward Program for first-time juvenile offenders is funded by a grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.