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Mission: The calaveras mentoring foundation raises awareness and financial support for the calaveras youth mentoring program, the only program of its kind in our small, rural county. Administered by the county office of education, the mentoring program connects local youth with safe, positive mentors who offer friendship, opportunity, and support for making healthy life decisions -- weaving a stronger community, one relationship at a time.

Programs: Grant awarded to the calaveras county office of education towards funding of the calaveras youth mentoring program

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My involvement with the CYMP and CMF began in 2010 as a mentor. Since then I also served in other roles. I found that there are so many different reasons that young people can benefit from being paired with a caring adult as a close personal resource who can help them become stronger, healthier, happy, well rounded adults. Mentees learn many skills from both the one-on-one relationship and also the group activities with other youths and their mentors. The program is administered by very dedicated people who do a great job of attracting suitable mentors, training and supporting them with follow-ups to achieve the best possible results. A large group of volunteers serve as mentors, foundation board members and policy committee members who do a great job of producing very good results at a nominal cost per youth served.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been associated with this great organization for the past 10.5 years has been inspiring. I have seen first hand how it has helped young people come out of their shells and develop into very capable individuals.

My experience with two different mentees gave me hope for the future as they grew into more articulate young ladies.

The next generation of leaders, coming from our county, will be better because of the guidance they received from this very worthwhile program.

Donna R. Shannon
Community Volunteer

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As the founding director of the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program and a charter member of the Friends Forever club, I have witnessed first hand the power of mentoring to change young people's lives and to give them the courage to pursue their dreams.
Both the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program and the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation are committed to excellence, transparency and growth. Both organizations welcome and encourage community participation, and both have earned our community's support. These programs, and the youth they serve, are worthy of your investment!

Review from Guidestar

3 barbarannezem

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Calaveras Mentoring Foundation provides funds to help the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program connect local youth with safe, positive mentors who offer friendship, opportunity, and support for making healthy life decisions.
11 years ago, at 18 years of age, my daughter was the second mentor in this valuable program. The relationship she developed with her then 8-year-old mentee has deepened and sustained itself; through the mentee's teen years, career development, childbirth and marriage; through my daughter's resultant higher education and career path in community development and current position as the director of the program.
They are both stronger, wiser, better women for their relationship made possible by the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program. And I do everything within my power to support making that possible for every Calaveras youth seeking a safe and consistent adult friend. Please join me: CalaverasMentoring.Org