Our Sierra Vista school-based mentoring program was first launched in 2015 in partnership with Modesto City Schools. Sierra Vista’s Mentoring Program brings together mentors, mentees, educators, businesses, community leaders, and community-based organizations; and empowers them with the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to create a culture of mentoring in our community through becoming mentors, advocates, and supporters of our youth.
The Mentoring Program offers a variety of mentor training, technical assistance, support services, as well as a school-based mentoring program. These services include best practices for both mentor and mentoring organizations. The Mentoring Program staff and resources assist organizations, individuals, and businesses with opportunities to get involved with their community by making a difference in the life of a child.
The vision of the Mentoring Program is to be the rallying point for mentoring within our region based on the elements of “Best Practices” for mentoring programs. It will be a catalyst in linking individuals, organizations, and communities to existing mentoring programs, help to extend the reach of high-quality mentoring programs, and leverage additional services in local communities for sustainability and success.
Mentor One School-Based Mentoring Program
Provides a quality mentoring program that follows “best practices” at local school sites that will match students with trained, compatible adult mentors. Mentors meet with their students for one hour per week at the student’s school campus. The commitment is a minimum of one academic year. The program includes trained staff to supervise, as well as, offer activities and a safe place for both mentors and mentees to meet. The goal is to build a positive relationship that focuses on supporting the social and academic development of the student and enhancing the student's overall school experience.
Training and Workshops
The Mentoring Program provides individuals and programs that are interested in mentoring or want to be mentors, such as parents/guardians, coaches, staff, and business & community leaders with the appropriate training needed to be an effective and empowered mentors, so they have the greatest positive impact possible!
Provides technical assistance to those organizations that currently have a mentoring program, but may need additional support and/or resources, to organizations who are interested in starting a mentoring program, but do not know how to get started, or meet with the organization’s leadership to develop a path to a successful mentoring program.
Fingerprinting And Mentor Applicant Screening
The RMA will provide mentor fingerprinting and screening services to existing and future mentoring programs. At the heart of any mentoring program is the care and safety of the youth served. The Mentoring Program provides the most comprehensive fingerprinting and screening process available. Each mentoring organization will have access to these services by appointment and a set schedule of days and times.