Lakewood, WA — The Pierce County Mentoring Partnership is planning a training for mentors and tutors on Saturday, April 12 at Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood. This is an opportunity for volunteers working with youth to gain new skills that will help them enhance their mentoring or tutoring relationships.
Registration for the training begins at 8:30 a.m. and the training will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Training sessions include:
‚Ä¢ Mentoring 101
‚Ä¢ Math Games and Skill Building Activities
‚Ä¢ College Awareness and Preparation
‚Ä¢ Kids at Hope
‚Ä¢ Advocacy and Education
‚Ä¢ Ice Breakers and Relationship Building Activities
‚Ä¢ Engaging the Family
‚Ä¢ Helping with Literacy
‚Ä¢ Nutrition Exploration Activities
‚Ä¢ Creative Behavior Management
The training is free, thanks in part to the donation of space by the Clover Park School District. Light refreshments will be provided in the morning. RSVPs (253-861-8977) are encouraged and session registration will happen on the day of the training.
The Pierce County Mentoring Partnership (PCMP), a committee of the Alliance for Youth of Pierce County, is a group of mentoring and tutoring programs that have joined together to increase the visibility of mentoring in Pierce County. The mentoring partnership meets monthly to share best practices, provide trainings to volunteers and work on mentor/tutor recruitment. PCMP members include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, Communities in Schools of Lakewood, Foster Care to College, Volunteers of America Western Washington, Northwest Leadership Foundation, Communities in Schools of Orting, World Vision KidREACH, College Success Foundation, WSU Pierce County Extension 4-H, Lakewood’s Promise and Washington State Mentors.