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Phone: 701-483-8615
PO Box 542
135 W Villard St

Dickinson
North Dakota 58602
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Target demographics: at-risk youth, ages 6-16, in the 8 county region of southwest North Dakota.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 175 at-risk youth who need extra adult guidance and support to be successful.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assemble file folders, call the references listed potential mentors (as part of our screening process), package for mailing old cell phones we collect as a fundraiser, help at a special fundraising event.

Geographic areas served: 8 counties of southwest North Dakota

Programs: School-based mentoring: the mentor meets with the mentee at school, usually during the student's lunch time, to eat together and play on the playground or read or have computer time.
Community-based mentoring: the mentor and mentee meet together outside of school time to enjoy activities together.
Literacy Mentoring: the mentor provides encouragement, support and tutoring to the mentee during the school day.

Mission:
Western Wellness Foundation Inc. was founded in 1995. Today, our mission is making a positive difference in children and families, one at a time. We serve the eight-county region of southwest North Dakota. The Best Friends Mentoring Program is the main program of Western Wellness, which holds the 501(c)3 status for all its programs.
Results:
We match a minimum of 175 youth each year with a trained, caring adult volunteer mentor. Our recently-completed external evaluation showed that:
94% of mentored youth in Best Friends Program improved their behavior
90% of mentored youth improved their academic competency
88% improved their social skills
42% demonstrated overall GPA improvement in math and reading, combined

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10/17/13
My son is a mentor to a little boy who had problems making friends in school because he just moved to our town. He was also absent from school quite a bit. My son told me that since he has been visiting his buddy at school over lunch, the boy now has a couple of friends and the teacher said he never... more »
09/24/12
I have been working for BFMP for the past 14months and after 10+ years in the non-profit sector I am impressed with the quality of program BFMP Provides. It is wonderful to have the largest mentoring organization in ND located in Dickinson ND... more »
02/14/11
Presently administers matches between about 200 kids and their mentors. Approaches the growing problem of 'at risk' children in a very efficient, comprehensive manner. Has a very good 'brand' within the community... more »
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