Adolescent Mentoring Program
The Adolescent Mentoring Program (AMP) links adolescents and young adults (ages 14-20) that are involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency or Children's System of Care with mentors who will serve as a positive role model and engage the adolescent in positive activities. The goal of this program is to form lifelong friendships between the youth and their mentor through bi-weekly contacts over the course of at least one year.
The AMP is a community-based program available to youth and volunteers in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties. Referrals are accepted from any provider, given that the youth is actively enrolled in DCP&P or CSOC services.
Whether you are interested in referring a youth to our program or are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, you can reach out to Jennifer Kacewich, Mentor Specialist at [email protected] or 844-422-3632 Ext. 1218.
|Eligibility||*Youth must be between the ages of 14-20, currently receiving services from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and residing in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and/or Salem County. This program is voluntary and youth must show interest in receiving services to be considered eligible. *Volunteer must have relevant skills/experience working with children. *Volunteer must be mature, caring, dependable adult at least 18 years old (mentor must be five or more years older than mentee). *Volunteer must not be closely related to current program participant. *Volunteer must successfully complete a criminal background check and references check. *Volunteer must have a valid driver's license, auto insurance, acceptable driving record, means of transportation and be able to provide in-home services.|
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Last Updated: 08/06/20