*Mentorship is a matter of trust. Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the young person’s competence and character. A mentor is an adult who, along with a young person’s parents or guardians, provides support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples of how to make choices that serve him or her. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out strengths that are already there. A mentor is not a foster parent, therapist, parole officer or cool peer.
The C.U.T. Youth Mentorship (TCYM) seeks to assist community organizations and schools in the effort to provide academic, social and emotional support to middle and high school youth in the inland Empire area. Our aim is to provide new friendships and role models to the next generation, empowering them to succeed in their every day endeavor.
TCYM will work to educate and entertain youth by providing:
· Sport activities · Youth meeting places · Parent /child activities · Educational programs (SAT Prep courses, resume writing, CAHSEE Prep classes) · Entertainment/Performing arts programs (drama, dance, music, etc.) · Workshops (purity, interview) · Counseling (academic and social) · Outreach · Spiritual and Non-spiritual guidance · Follow-up support · After school services · College tour fieldtrips · Concerts events
Youth development is based on understanding that all young people need support, guidance and opportunities during their adolescent years. With this support, they can develop self-assurance in the four areas that are key to creating a happy, healthy and successful life: · A sense of competence: being able to do something well · A sense of usefulness: having something to contribute · A sense of belonging: being part of a community and having relationships with caring adults · A sense of power: having control over one’s future If these factors are being addressed, and the basic needs are being met, young people can become fully prepared to engage constructively in their communities.