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We serve rural communities through faith-based youth mentoring.

Every young person needs and deserves to have a caring, committed adult in their life to listen and help them realize their God-given potential. We enrich the lives of young people through positive mentoring relationships within their community by equipping local volunteers.

Effective Leadership

Our training and equipping program enables our volunteer leaders to effectively launch and maintain a youth mentoring program in and for their rural community going forward. We acknowledge and recognize each of our volunteers for their service and commitment to impact the youth and families in their rural community.

We place the highest value on Relationships, not programs.

CVM volunteers will gain mentoring and leadership skills and have an increased understanding and connection to the community. Having increased opportunities to take on leadership roles to serve within their own community. This is a duplicable model that will grow and benefit their rural community for generations to come.

Our mentoring program focuses on promoting youth connectedness and positive youth developmental assets.

  • Increasing adolescent connectedness to community, family, friends, God, and school is known to have many positive effects on the life and future of a young person.
  • Developmental assets are positive experiences and qualities that young people need to help them to make healthy decisions in life. Scientific research reveals that an increase in these assets will reduce the likelihood of youth developing high-risk behaviors, therefore, helping them be healthy, productive, and responsible adolescents and adults.

Impacting rural communities and schools.

We all care

We work with like-minded adults and volunteers.

Together is Better

Promote community engagement and social awareness.

Sharing what works

We equip youth mentors through comprehensive training.

Mentoring in rural schools.

We partner with schools and recognize that change is a collaborative process. We respect and honor school policies and procedures. As evident in behavior inside and outside of the classroom, mentored youth will gain an increased sense of identity, purpose, respect, value, and worth. Youth will likely have improved school attendance and grades, which in turn will benefit the families, schools, and community. Mentored youth are much more likely to graduate from high school and seek higher education than those students without a mentor.

Research consistently reveals the long-term positive effects of mentoring.

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

(MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, and Rhodes, 2009)

A faith-based approach for necessary change benefiting rural communities

  • Youth – Increase positive connections and influence, adding value while expanding vision. Learning about the love of God and the value He has placed on each of their lives.
  • Churches – Mentor connections can potentially increase community outreach and church attendance. Increasing the ability to connect with and serve the local families.
  • Community – Family and youth support and involvement will connect people to the much-needed resources. Promoting unity and a sense of connectedness.
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