One-on-One Mentoring and Group Mentoring
The mentor program is a fun and great way to provide support, and to build assets in young people. In the one-on-one mentor program each youth is paired with a trained Youth Advocate. The Youth Advocates offer a safe, supportive space to talk about challenging situations and learn problem solving skills.
“I can tell my mentor anything! We have so much fun too.” -Mentee
Group Mentors provide a safe place for kids to play and engage with supportive mentors while their parent/guardian is participating in one of our support groups, wellness program, parenting classes or meeting with a staff advocate to receive services.
Youth Adventures Club (YAC!)
The Youth Adventures Club (YAC) is a weekly summer adventure program. Each Friday during the summer youth are given the opportunity to explore the many sides of Santa Cruz through fun adventure outings. Through role modeling and low cost activities, youth learn how to have safe and healthy fun in a supportive group setting.