SENCA Head Start implemented a Head Start Mentoring project to provide opportunities for area youth to become involved in their communities, beginning with the Head Start program.
SENCA's Head Start Youth Mentoring Program continues today with collaborations at HTRS, Falls City Public School and Auburn Public Schools. The program began in 2004-2005 with a pilot program provided in each of the three schools. The strong partnerships we have with our local school systems make the program a success. Participating mentors meet regularly with Head Start youth. All mentors are formally trained and participate in activities that enhance gross motor skills, social and emotional skills, and language skills of the Head Start children. The program assists mentors in developing a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of power, and a sense of belonging. This opportunity provides youth the opportunity to become involved in their communities, beginning with our Head Start program.
Students attending HTRS have the option of participating in the Youth Mentoring Program, Auburn Public School mentors are members of their FBLA club, and Falls City Public Schools incorporate the mentoring program into their curriculum as an elective.
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(402) 862-2411 x 118