Group mentoring can not only change one life but the lives of the generations that follow.
Community through churches can be life changing.
Getting to know Jesus will lead to a life where there is hope and purpose.
God placed us on this earth in order to use our God-given gifts and talents as blessings to others, we choose to use those talents to bless our foster youth in group homes and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC).
Every youth in an RTC or group home has the ability to be a part of a Christian, family, community environment.
Group Mentoring Program:
Partner Church Mentors will be grouped into "tribes" and paired with teens from the selected RTC or group home.
Each tribe will consist of a 2-1 or 1-1 ratio (teen to mentor) with each tribe not exceeding 4 teens per tribe.
Mentors are not paired with a specific teen(s) but work as tribe to build community between the group.
ONE YEAR COMMITMENT For all volunteers, including mentors as well as the selected RTC or group home.
LAUNCH WEEKEND EXPERIENCE. The goal of the weekend experience is to begin building community between the mentors and the youth and begin the bonding process.
BI-MONTHLY GATHERING with the mentors and the teens.
12 GROUP GATHERING sponsored by your home church and led by the Champion Project leadership team.
GATHERINGS WILL INCLUDE: sharing a meal together, spiritual component, team building and a fun or creative activity.
BI-MONTHLY CHURCH SERVICES TOGETHER. The heart of the ministry is bringing the youth into a church family. It is imperative that the RTC or group home allows and facilitates the teens coming to church at least 2 times per month.
ALL volunteers that are directly working with the teens in the program must complete the following: