P4K serves students that would benefit from a positive, adult role model. Mentees attend one of our target schools, do not have a history of excessive absenteeism, have not had contact with the juvenile justice system prior to intake. Mentees participate in two or fewer extra-curricular activities which would interfere with meeting the program attendance benchmark. They qualify for free or reduced lunch or can demonstrate financial need for assistance with post secondary education.
Group Mentors are caring volunteers who meet with students from 3:30-5:00 an average of 3 times a month. These meetings use an age appropriate, research-based curriculum on subject areas such as career exploration, college access, drug and alcohol prevention, cultural and recreational events, service-learning projects, time management and academic goal setting. One meeting per curriculum subject will be experiential and connect the mentor and mentee with resources within our community. - Have a passion for kids and demonstrate the ability to work well with kids of different ages and diverse backgrounds. - Enthusiastic, dedicated,with a sense of humor and drive to succeed - Must be able to easily travel to and from assigned schools
Minimum commitment of 4.5 hours per month within 3 scheduled visits Work with a team of 3-4 students within a classroom of 15-25 students Engage in fun activities with mentees outside of the classroom at least once a semester Attendance at initial Orientation meeting required. Weekday hours required – yearly schedule of all visits provided
Partnership 4 Kids Program Group Mentors are matched to a particular school that meets their interest or availability. Information about the school and the meeting location within the school will be clearly communicated before the first visit.
Meetings are scheduled after school during the weekday. Group Mentor meetings are scheduled for the entire year dates will be provided by the P4K Program Coordinator.
To be a positive adult role model in a young person’s life. Mentors help students set and achieve goals in the areas of; personal, academic and mentor / mentee relationships. The Partnership collaborates with the following to create an innovative and exciting program; Gallup's StrengthsFinder, Creighton's Ethics Alliance for Youth and the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Service Learning Academy.