Program 1- Team Mentoring/Community Service
Teams of volunteer adults (Mentor's) meet with youth (mentee's) aged 15-23 in the community at least twice a month. Staff Mentors meet with individuals sentenced by the state correctional facility to complete Community Service Projects.
During the week the Mentees will work on targeting tasking relating the individuals Vision plan and on the weekend they will meet in groups.
These teams build a rapport, participate in outings that are designed to build self esteem, learn about culture, discover purpose for each persons life, develop life skills, have fun with positive role models.
Program 2 Youth Resort
A mix of adult and youth staff and volunteers, will operate the Youth Resort.
MRUs Youth Resort is an interactive Community Drop in Center for Youth 15-23.
Its purpose is to help carry out the Vision of Mentor's R Us, Inc. which is: Inspiration + Employment = Success. All youth 15-23 are open to participate but services will be free for our target population.
Youth are inspired by a place that is built just for them and knowing they will have a big impact on its future by helping to select what future hands on projects we work on as a organization. A Youth Council will help select future projects for the Youth Resort participants to work on.
Our Life Skills activities like building racing go carts build multiple lessons into each encounter.
Adult volunteer and staff Mentor's teach life skills to youth (Mentee's) from challenged backgrounds who drop in to our facility.
Ultimately, we are setting the foundation for their vocational gifts to be explored and making plans to set their futures in motion.
Program 3 Three Phase Affordable Housing
Adult Mentor's will operate Affordable Housing Continuum of Care Facilities in which mentee's will dwell for a minimum of one year in a single family home setting. In the second- third year ~mentees will move on to simi-supervised single apartments. At the conclusion of the third- fourth year mentee's are primarily living unsupervised and free from the program. Mentee's will learn life skills, earn a education, have three months of savings, and safe home before exiting. Ages 15-23 Meeting times vary depending on needs. Mentees are encouraged to share what they have learned with others who are in need within or outside of the organization. They are also encouraged to keep in touch with the organization as they continue to learn and grow.
Adult volunteer and staff Mentor's partner with (Mentee's) from challenged backgrounds to aspire make use of each persons talents and to treat others the way we would want to be treated. Mentor's R Us, Inc. has prepared a curriculum to inspire the youth and teach life skills so that each youth has the opportunity to reach their highest potential.