The Chester County Mentoring Program Network creates collaborative links between the county and community-based mentoring programs.
The goal of the program is to connect youth with an adult to assist in personal growth and over all development. The program requires adults to connect with their mentee one time per month. Youth participants have the ability to earn stipends for the completion of Mentoring Surveys.
Youth who are eligible for this program are former or current youth with a history in the child welfare system between the ages of 14 and 21 who currently reside in Chester County.
The Delaware County Career Assist Network (CAN) is a 10-week program aimed at assisting young men and women to identify what they would like their future career to be and helping them explore the aspects of that career.
Through personal attention and individualized planning each young person will gain practice and confidence in their self-exploration, writing, and interviewing skills. At the completion of the series each participant will be equipped with the tools to make their career goal a reality.
Each participant will have the opportunity to meet with and interview three different career mentors who are professionals representing the career choices that the participant identified.
The Montgomery County Older Youth Mentoring Program serves adolescents between the ages of 13 and 20 who have involvement with the foster care system. The program helps the youth from mentoring relationships with caring adults who help them improve their well-being and achieve self-sufficiency.
The mentoring program affords the opportunity for youth to build self-esteem, develop a permanent relationship with an adult, establish a network of support, and build social skills.
The program is closely connected with the Montgomery County Independent Living Program, which Valley Youth House has collaboratively managed through a contract with the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth.
The Family Respite Program provides support, role modeling, tutoring, recreational activities, in-home respite and life skills development on an outreach basis to at-risk children/youth and children/youth with various mental health diagnoses. Services occur in the client’s home, daycare, or community. Family Respite Programs are only available in the Lehigh Valley.