Building Adolescents To Successful Empowerment

Child II Adult Mentorship Program

Overview

Child II Adult Mentorship Program Application

Sarges Community Base has been a prominent entity in helping local at-risk youth and juvenile offenders enrich their lives through the Commit II Achieve Life Skills Training Program. This program offers its participants a comprehensive curriculum which includes mentoring, discipline drills, physical training, anger management, life skills and an academic component facilitated by credentialed teachers from the Pasadena and LA Unified School Districts.

Highly trained staff and certified educators help facilitate the program which challenges students both mentally and physically. The mentorship component of the program will expose youth participants to various career industries and would work towards guiding each student on a path that would lead to higher education. As a result of the CIIA mentorship core curriculum, students will acquire stronger life, leadership and teamwork skills, improve focus and gain self motivation.

Curriculum

The CIIA Mentorship Program will support 50-100, PUSD 9th graders during the 2008-2009 school years. The program will be held once a week, on 2-3 days weekly depending on the number of students who commit to participating in the mentorship program. Our curriculum will consist of the following:

  • CIIA Program Orientation for Mentors and Mentees
  • Lemon Squeeze and daily wrap-up
  • Monthly themes (prepared around different careers and work industries, guest speakers, and related activities)
  • College Prep (encouraging high education or trade profession, informing students of classes needed in order to apply to college, scholarships, etc.)
  • Time Management (assisting student in transitioning in high school, monitor progress reports and tutoring, parental involvement)

Mentors (Requirements/Expectations)

  • Must be at least 18 years old (college student preferred)
  • Must be reliable
  • Must be able to commit 3-6 weekly to the mentorship program (could vary based on personal commitment)
  • Must be able to lift 15-20 lbs
  • Must be able to handle working with 5-10 students at one time along with mentor partner
  • Must be able to attend training sessions (i.e Mini retreat/orientation)
  • Business Casual Attire (jeans okay)

Mentors will be assigned to a group of 5-10 students per session. Our goal is to have at least two mentors per group in order to maintain consistency with our students and to have at least one mentor present in the group at all times.

Child II Adult Mentorship Program Application