UFM Teen Mentoring Program

Support and Life Skills for Manhattan Youth

Funded by the City of Manhattan, KS, Special Alcohol Fund and the Manhattan YES! Fund

group photoThe UFM Teen Mentoring Program offers a structured program of support and life skills to youth in grades 7-12. The goals of the project are to provide a safe, supportive and consistent environment for teens to learn positive life skills and to focus on primary prevention intervention activities.

How You Can Get Involved

Both mentors and students are required to complete a simple application process. Download the appropriate application in .pdf format below or call UFM at 539-8763 or stop by the UFM office at 1221 Thurston St in Manhattan to pick up an application.

Background

Mentoring bowling outingThe UFM Teen Mentoring Program was started in 1997 as a way to offer a structured program of support and life skills to youth in grades 7-12. The goals of the project are to provide a safe, supportive and consistent environment for teens to learn positive life skills and to focus on primary prevention intervention activities.

The program is site-based and structured to address common teen issues through one-on-one, small and large group activities.

Youth are encouraged to share their ideas and opinions as they also learn and practice positive coping strategies.

About The Mentoring Program

Mentoring PorgramThe mentors and students meet weekly after school from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. at UFM Community Learning Center, 1221 Thurston. Transportation is provided to UFM after school and parents pick up after group at 5:00 or UFM staff and mentors will provide transportation home as needed..High school students meet on Mponday, Middle School students meet either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Activities are planned each week to provide life skills, learn new skills and have fun! Youth may join the group at any point during the semester.

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