The goal of the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven’s Mentor2Win Program is to help boys and girls between the ages of 6-18 develop the academic, behavioral and social skills needed to be successful in school and beyond. Mentors are caring individuals who, along with parents or guardians, provide young people with emotional support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and a constructive example in a structured and trusting relationship. Club staff and volunteer mentors are trained to use strength-based strategies and problem-solving techniques through strong relationships to support young people academically as well as socially. To get started click here and fill out our standard Volunteer form. You will be contacted by one of our Mentor Specialist.
Mentor2Win impacts students through the following three components:
- Mentor-Youth Relationship: a long term one-on-one mentoring relationship that is built on trust and focused on building the youth’s belief that they can and be successful in school and in life
- Intentional Tracking: checking on the warning signs of withdrawal from school regularly so that interventions can be timely and focused on problem solving
- Partnerships with Schools and Families: Clubs, schools and families working together
Strong programming and a “culture of academic success” exists throughout the Club and instills in Club Members that they can succeed through education. The one-to-one Mentor/Mentee relationship reinforces the systems & policies of the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. Mentors are trained to mentor according to the model and the mentor program supervisors oversee and support their efforts.
Governors Prevention Partnership training’s and special events offer critical information about emerging and dangerous issues threatening our kids today. To hear about latest trends and resources in your community, sign up for one of their training’s.
Click on link to check out upcoming training’s:
Greater New Haven Mentoring Collaborative
National Mentoring Resource Center
Talking it Through: Communications Skills for Mentors