Firm Foundations Programs
Mentoring MATTERS serves as a prevention and intervention program that impacts adolescents by providing them with trained adult volunteer mentors. Mentoring takes place in the form of small group sessions and/or one-on-one matching. Participating youth are mentored by mentors that are committed to building a lasting and meaningful relationship. The mission of Mentoring MATTERS is to also promote and advocate for the creation of quality, lasting relationships that provide young people with caring role models for success for all youth. We do this through special initiatives and collaborations with other youth serving organizations.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for our Girls iMATTER Empowerment Mentoring Program or for our Steps Towards Manhood Boys Mentoring Program!
Our Teens TOGETHER Program provides out-of-school time opportunities for adolescents in 5th-12th grades. Teens TOGETHER provides positive and enriching skills building activities for young people to benefit from through our after school, summer programs and/or evening and weekend programs. The programs are based on 4 core focus areas: Education & Career Development; Leadership Development; Healthy Living and Personal Development.
A special initiative of the Teens TOGETHER Program is our Grind 2Rise College and Career Prep program designed to build the social capital of teens as they prepare to enter into post-secondary education opportunities and careers. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
to join Teens TOGETHER!
Family MATTERS engages the entire household in the development of their teen by providing family involvement opportunities. The initiative provides family support services to parents and caregivers by connecting them with resources to assist in the development of their children and their own personal development. Family MATTERS provides free workshops, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and confidence that will benefit the entire family.