A mentor is a trusted guide, supporter and friend who assists and encourages youth to fulfill their educational and vocational goals. At 4C Coalition, we train our mentors thoroughly so they are confident and ready to support a youth. For mentors who want to delve deeper and become even more effective, there are many free tools, videos and training materials available online.
If you are a parent or guardian in King County with at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old, and feel that mentoring might be of help, please contact us. We understand the stress and anxiety you are encountering. Our mentoring resources can be a way to mitigate trauma and change a young life.
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color in many areas – employment, education, health care, infection rate and more. There are many government and community resources available for families who face housing or food insecurity or cannot pay for basic health care services.