Dates/Timeframe: Our next cohort will begin in February of 2024. This is a ten-week program and pairs will meet virtually for at least one hour per week. Teens must participant in virtual training prior to being assigned a mentee. Training will take place in February. The participants and their caregiver parent will attend an in-person mental health and wellness restorative weekend together in the summer.
Participants: Tweens and teens living in service member, veteran, or first responder homes. Pairs will be the same gender. Teens between the ages of 14-18 and tweens between the ages of 9-13.
Program: Teens will be provided with initial and ongoing training to help understand their role as a peer mentor, while ensuring the safety of both teens and tweens. Policies and procedures are in place to ensure maximum safety for all participants. Each teen/tween will be provided fun activities to do together to help stimulate conversation and form a friendship.
Application: The application is required for consideration. Please provide genuine and thoughtful responses to each short-answer question. We know the application is somewhat long, but please set aside some time to complete it. If you have more than one child who is interested in participating, you must fill out an application for each tween/teen. Applications must be completed no later than February 1st, 2024.
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