Mentoring is one of the best ways to support your community. By empowering a youth to succeed, you are creating a brighter future for all of us and will gain the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a difference in someone’s life. You will discover and rediscover parts of yourself that you didn’t know existed, learn how much you have to give, and have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference.
CARE provides one-to-one and group mentoring services to youth (under the age of 21) in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), and in other community settings such as school, respite settings, and other culturally and linguistically appropriate community settings.
CARE is sensitive to the fact that many youth have experienced rejection, disappointment and other harm to their respective mental well-being. Instead of adding to these harms, CARE mentors assist in the healing process, facilitate competencies in the youth and re-direct their energy and emotional functioning toward positive growth.
CARE is able to provide emergency mentoring services within three (3) hours of its receipt of a referral. CARE mentors will immediately respond to the location of the youth and meet with person who is familiar with the crisis .
CARE mentoring services include life skills, supporting, coaching, and empower the youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities. CARE mentors assist in ensure that the youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, making functional progress, and engages the youth in discussions about strategies for effective handling of peer interactions.
CARE has a confidentiality policy regarding disclosure of youths information. Breach of confidentiality constitutes immediate termination.
CARE has years of experience providing mentoring services and In-Kind services to youth for various organizations to name a few Boys and Girls Town, Child and Family Services Agency, National Center for Child and Families, First Home Care, Pressley Ridge, Board of Child Care, KidsPeace National Center, Maryland Choices, PG County Child and Family Services and Juvenile Justice System.