Faithful Friends is a community-based mentoring program that provides children support and stability through relationships that encourage personal growth and inspire hope.
The program matches volunteer individuals, couples and families with children ages 6 through 9 for mentoring relationships. The mentor/mentee matches meet 3-4 times each month for at least one year. Activities between the mentor and mentee are a collaborative decision – the child is included in the mentor’s everyday activities. This may mean cooking a meal together or going to the park.
It may also include helping the child with academic, artistic, social and other life skills.Children are referred to Faithful Friends by a parent or caregiver who believes the child’s life will be enriched by additional caring relationships. Parents hear about Faithful Friends from schools or other agencies that serve children.