Making a Difference
Mentoring is an important element of the AACF comprehensive approch to preparing youths to become successful adults. Our goal for our youths is to build stable, trusting relationships with adult role models in the community. Studies have shown that children guided by positive role models are more likely to improve academically, be self-confidence and have a sense of belonging. These youths are less likely to abuse drug and alcohol, skip school and class, or engage in violence and crime. AACF youth mentors help our students set goals, solve problems and make good choices. Youths in our Mentoring Program are more likely to stay in school, graduate from high school and go to college. Mentors are encouraged to do simple activities such reading together, shooting hoops, doing homework or complex activities such as trust biulding and bonding such as going to museums or field trips.
If you are a youth interested in having a mentor, let your case manager know or call 708-848-1700.
If you are community memeber that would like to mentor a youth, please send us an email or call 708-848-1700.