CREATING CARING CONNECTIONS TO INSPIRE SUCCESS FOR CHILDREN
MentorSuccess™, a Kindergarten through 5th grade program, builds bridges to preventive mental health & lifelong mental wellness by engaging students with trained, caring mentors from the community.
A POSITIVE MENTORING PROGRAM
Building Skills for a Successful Future.
Research indicates children as young as five can begin to learn basic skills for building healthy relationships & succeeding in life. Through MentorSuccess™, students engage with age-appropriate books and learning activities that teach key skills and traits of a positive leader. Students and Mentors explore topics such as active listening, problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, integrity, perseverance, responsibility, confidence, and more!
A RESEARCH-DRIVEN EXPERIENCE
Mentoring: Preventive Mental Health
In a study by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation following over 1,300 higher-risk youth, findings suggest that “mentoring benefited youth’s emotional/psychological well-being, peer relationships, academic attitudes, and grades.” The consistent reduction in depressive symptoms across all risk-groups was especially noteworthy given that “almost 1 in 4 youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline”. Heavily influenced by this research, MentorSuccess™ utilizes caring mentoring connections to support the development of vital skills that lead to a lifetime of mental wellness and success for children.
MentorSuccess™: Easy As 1-2-3
A NOTE FROM DR. JERRY
While mentoring is not the answer to all of our problems, it is the answer to many. There are a lot of lonely people out there, both young and old, that need to make a caring connection. I am dedicated to developing MentorSuccess™ into becoming a major contributor to making these connections that positively change the lives of children and mentors.
The MentorSuccess™ program is now active at several Vancouver area and Woodland schools. We are now expanding the program, making it available to churches and schools throughout the USA.
The program evolved out of the nationally recognized research-based HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed) program that enjoyed over thirty years of sustained success.