Thinking about being a Mentor?
Have you ever wanted to make a lasting impact on your community? Become a mentor for Community Partners. Change lives - including your own! If you would like to see what a mentor does and the impact a mentor has on our youth, please call and we will introduce you to this marvelously rewarding job!
What differentiates Community Partners from others? There are many who do wonderful things, although few consistently succeed in restoring dignity and a sense of ability to these great, yet challenged, kids.
Our youth know failure and setback. Most are resigned, with little-to-no sense of a positive inspiring future. The time-tested curriculum, staff and well-trained caring volunteer mentors of Community Partners provides youth with a respectful, trust-based context to begin to experience small successes, experience trust, experience unconditional support. Building each small success upon small success allows a tiny spark of hope to grow; a fragile willingness to begin to trust themselves.
The schools we work in have over a 1/3 drop-out rate. For the Latino population in these schools it's even higher; historically 50%. We consistently help our mostly Latino youth turn around their life experience of failure and disappointment and begin to build their sense of worth and personal responsibility, to be able to risk the dream of creating a bright future for themselves: 3/4 of the Community Partners participants blossom to become positive peer role-models for families, friends & others
and 90% of these “last hope” kids stay in school.
Community Partners models that we are each able and accountable for creating the future we want, and we don't have to do it alone. That aspect of community, caring adults and youth coming together to support each other, is perhaps what differentiates us above all else.
A 61 year old engineer and 6-year Boys Scout leader says, “There is much more to the CCPY body of work and value to the community than anyone who has not worked in it realizes.”
For more information, please contact Pattie Cortese at (408)-218-3963
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