Because of the diversity of the communities we serve throughout the country, we conduct mentoring in school, after school, and in our outreach centers.
The goal of the mentoring program is to deter teen pregnancy, gang involvement, and increase high school graduation rates and foster a love for learning. The current programs accomplish this by pairing students with volunteer mentors who meet on a weekly basis during the school year. Mentors provide stability, friendship, and support by developing an effective study plan, providing tutoring, and discussing challenges experienced due to their unstable housing conditions. To support this facet of their lives, we provide access to computers, homework help, and life and career counseling weekly. The purpose of SUFK's Mentoring Program, is to encourage, mentor, support, and reward our youth in their pursuit of educational excellence. We want these junior- and senior-high teens to understand that we truly believe in them, and that they are capable and will be rewarded for their hard work and diligence in education. All youth who wish to participate must sign a contract and commit to participation in the weekly program for the duration of the school year. Throughout their participation, we utilize our existing resource partnerships to connect youth with the comprehensive services available.