Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program

Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program


Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program

Murphys is a proud town — proud of its diversity, its fine wines and dining, its beautiful location, its history, its support of local artistry of all kinds and its endurance as a community. Moreover, it could be said that the folks that make up the community of Murphys understand the importance of nurturing and educating the younger generation, as they are not only another key source of pride for the community, but the future and sustenance of Murphys continued endurance as a community.

With this in mind, the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program was created. Administered by the Calaveras County Office of Education and funded by grants, individual community members, and local businesses and service organizations, the organization offers young people in 1st through 12th grades the opportunity to build a relationship and learn from adults outside of their families and peer groups. In an age dominated by electronic media, children run the risk of becoming more disconnected socially. Volunteers with the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program become positive adult role models and provide support, advice and guidance to young people.

They’ve also created an incredible mentoring program, “Friday Night Live”, pairing high school students with junior high students, combining mentorship with youth leadership. The program was implemented in California as a pilot program in 1988 and, in 2007, Calaveras County joined the program after receiving a grant.

Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program is a truly wonderful program for all participants, young and old. Support the community, nurture relationships, educate the younger generation and enrich your own life in the process. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program