The HOPE Program


Our Mission and Vision

To empower youth to make life choices that positively impact their future through community-based mentoring.   To inspire life-long growth for young people and those around them.   Our volunteers are leaders who are self- expressed, diverse and committed to a future of possibility for the youth.


What Is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a learning collaboration, a developmental caring, sharing, and helping relationship. The focus of mentoring is on the mentee’s needs. Mentoring provides insight into issues and allows for the sharing of expertise, values, skills, and perspectives.


Value of Mentoring

Mentors and the mentees both gain from this experience. Mentors are often people willing to share their life experiences with a youth. Mentees gain by having a relationship to turn to for advice and questions, someone outside of their everyday life to assist in gaining wisdom and insight. Research has documented the following benefits of mentoring relationships:


Types of Mentoring Functions

COACHING – Outlines specific strategies for accomplishing work objectives and achieving career aspirations; shares understanding of important issues and players

ROLE MODELING – Attitudes, values, and behavior provide a model for the minor to emulate

ACCEPTANCE/CONFIRMATION – Both individuals derive a sense of self from positive regard conveyed by the other

FRIENDSHIP – Social interaction results in mutual liking and understanding, with enjoyable informal exchange about life experiences

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