Impactful Youth Mentoring
Timothy Project: Youth Mentoring Youth in Houston, Texas, offers youth ages 14 and up an opportunity to share their talents and skills with other youth (with adult supervision) in the fields of math, reading, art, drama, and dance. We re-direct youth away from negative environmental influences that result in peer pressure, gang participation, fear of academic achievement, teen pregnancy, school dropout, substance abuse, violence, and juvenile detention. After learning wholesome principles of living, graduates of the program will become mentors of newly enrolled recruits.
To launch a successful career, many experts are now prescribing mentors. In fact, just about everyone could use some form of mentor/mentee relationship. After working twice a week with their peers in structured class sessions, young people are inspired to excel in school and at home. Group discussions are always a great hit among participants. They enjoy a variety of topics, such as anger management, behavior modification, communication, conflict resolution, peer pressure, problem solving, and a host of other subjects. We do not hold sessions on the first Tuesday and first Thursday of each month.
The project is in place in four school districts: Channelview, Galena Park, Humble, and Sheldon I.S.D. Our participants demonstrate growth by exhibiting an increased self-image and greater self-worth. They possess greater motivational skills, and they are empowered through the development of their leadership skills. Because of the densely populated single-parent households in the Houston area, youth mentoring is an especially important method of supporting and guiding our children.