|Adult Mentors for Juveniles-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County||Adult mentors are matched with juveniles. They get together on a regular basis to participate in activities that are enjoyable for the both of them. An agency staffer is available to answer mentors' questions, provide assistance, and keep them informed about agency happenings and special events.
||Clinton||Big Brothers Big Sisters - Adult/Child Mentor Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County|
|After School Program||Our program works in conjunction with the Harrisburg and Steelton/Highspire School Districts to provide a safe, free place for middle and elementary school students to come after school. We offer a choice of two program options to the elementary and middle school students: SPARK, a physical activity program, and Kids in the Kitchen, an academically enriching nutrition education program.||Dauphin||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps |
|Armstrong County Community Action Agency Mentoring||Works with children from ages 6 to 16 years from predominately single-parent families who reside in Armstrong County. Children are matched one-to-one with adult volunteers. Provides friendship, support and positive role modeling for the child.||Armstrong||Mentoring Program||Armstrong County Community Action Agency|
|Arsenal Family and Children's Center||Infant-parent play groups, toddler-parent play groups, preschool for ages three to five, teen parenting and prevention program, individual parent/child mentoring. Consults with parents who need help dealing with child-related issues. Year-round supervise||Allegheny||Arsenal Family and Children's Center||Arsenal Family and Children's Center|
|BCPS - Mentoring at the Berks County Jail||Mentors provide support and encouragement for individuals incarcerated at the Berks County Jail System through regular weekly visits. Volunteer provides support, a connection to the community and acts as a positive role model for the inmate in order to help them prepare for their release back into the community.||Berks||Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS) - Reading||Berks Connections/Pretrial Services (BCPS)|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters - Lancaster||Professionally supported mentoring relationships for youth||Lancaster||Big Brothers Big Sisters - Lancaster||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region |
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berk County - TEEN||A group mentoring program for teens ages 13 and older who are already a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Designed to teach adult-life skills and help teens prepare for the decisions they will need to make after high school graduation. Meets once a month. It is run by teens.||Berks||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County||Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that will change their lives for the better. Strives to foster positive and measurable growth for at-risk youth including a strengthened sense of self-worth; development of character; and improved relationships & performance at home, in school, and throughout the community. They achieve their goals through four (4) mentoring programs utilizing carefully-screened and trained volunteers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA, serves children ages 8- to 19-years-of-age. Applications for new Little Brothers or Little Sisters are accepted up to and including age 15.
For volunteer Big Brothers or Big Sisters, flexibility is the key! They can choose between the various mentoring programs based upon the time they have available to volunteer, their location, their experience, etc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA, achieves its mission through professionally-directed mentoring programs utilizing carefully screened and trained volunteers. They currently have four (4) mentoring programs...providing approximately 15,000 mentoring service hours to hundreds of youth each year.||Berks||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - Club of Unmatched Littles (COUL)||A group mentoring program which provides immediate mentoring services to youth upon acceptance to the agency, while the Little awaits a One-To-One match.||Berks||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Bridge of Hope Mentoring to End Family Homelessness - Mentoring Program||Case Management is provided through an individualized service agreement, guided by the participants developing goals, targeting risk predictors of homelessness including necessary counseling, financial planning assistance, personal mentoring, and case management coordination services in order to fulfill individual goals. Rental assistance from the program is based upon the families' income vs. expenses and decreases over a 12 month period.||Centre||Bridge of Hope Mentoring to End Family Homelessness||Bridge of Hope - Centre County|
|CenClear Certified Peer Specialist - Mentoring||Links individuals who have a particular disability or condition or have specific types of life experiences and are interested in meeting or corresponding with others who have similar disabilities, conditions or experiences for the purpose of information sharing and support.||Clearfield||CenClear Certified Peer Specialist||CenClear|
|Centre County Big Brothers Big Sisters||Provides mentoring relationships between trained volunteers and youth in Centre County||Centre||Centre County Big Brothers Big Sisters||Centre County Youth Service Bureau|
|Children's Aid Society of Mercer County - Creating Foundations||Creating Foundations is a mentoring program modeled after “Safe Families for Children” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this program is to connect youth and young adults who are between the ages of 14-26 and who are aging out of the Pennsylvania foster care system with a mentor or mentor family who will assist them with the transition into adulthood. The goal of making these connections is that they develop into a lifelong support for the young adults in the program.||Mercer||Creating Foundations||Children's Aid Society of Mercer County|
|Coaching Boys Into Men||CBIM is a leadership program that teaches coaches to talk to their athletes about respect for women and girls and behavior with dating partners. Flyer can be found byclicking here.||Allegheny||Youth Development||United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Coaching/Mentoring||The primary focus of this service is to use the concept of using the acronym for MENTOR: Mentoring Ex-offenders' Need to Overcome Re-offending. Coaching/mentoring is an accountability system designed to assist our clients in their transition from incarceration to becoming responsible and productive citizens of their communities. Our coaching.mentoring program will also collaborate with families, friends and community services.||Franklin||360 Transformation Center, Inc.||360 Transformation Center, Inc.|
|Community Alternatives - Crawford County Office||Services Provided:
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
Intensive In-Home Mentoring
School Based Behavioral Specialist Services||Crawford||Community Alternatives - Crawford County Office||Community Alternatives|
|Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc Mentoring Program||Mentoring program for teens 14 and older. Teens meet from September to May at a frequency of 2 times per month for one hour sessions. Mentors guide teens to become motivated about their future; set goals to stay in school and find employment. Graduates of the program may enter our Worked UP! Program for Employment opportunities and receive a career Readiness Kit.||Butler||Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc Workshops||Connecting2Tomorrow, Inc.|
|Hill House Association Non-Custodial Employment Program.||Job placement; job readiness and preparation; career / employment development; case management/outreach; public transportation assistance; academic / manhood / fatherhood / cultural awareness / mentoring.||Allegheny||Hill House Association||Hill House Association|
|Huntingdon County Business & Industry, Inc.||-Business Planning & Counseling
-Referrals and Mentoring
-Commercial Properties||Huntingdon||Huntingdon County Business & Industry||Huntingdon County Business Industry|
|Joshua House Office||At-risk youth mentoring organization. The Joshua Group is a mentoring program for teenage youth. The program offers the following services: Educational support; Job searching skills; GED certificate training, goal setting; PA drivers license training; and guidance in implementing skills necessary for independent living plans.
||Dauphin||The Joshua Group||The Joshua Group|
|Justice & Mercy, Inc.||Educates and informs the public at large, advocates cost-effective and practical reforms within the criminal justice system and by supports and encouraging wise public policy.
Networks with and supports other criminal justice organizations and encourage church and community outreach efforts by working to increase knowledge and understanding of public policy issues.
Provides care and aftercare for both offenders and their victims, as we work through mentoring, alternative sentencing and other programs in order to restore and rehabilitate.
Mentor training for ex-offenders
Legislative Issues||Lancaster||Justice & Mercy, Inc.||Justice & Mercy, Inc.|
|Life's Choices - Relationship Mentoring||Provides assistance in building and working on healthy relationships||Berks||Life's Choices||Life's Choices|
|Mentor Connection||Mentor Connection is an opportunity for men in recovery and ex-prisoners to connect with a caring man in the community. The mentoring relationship can significantly assist in developing the social skills and confidence for successful re-entry into society.||Franklin||Maranatha Ministry, Inc.||Maranatha Ministry, Inc.|
|Mentoring Partnership of SWPA||National organization which helps mentoring programs in local areas by providing training, recruiting, quality assistance, and support. Offers an online directory where the public can search for mentoring programs. Program seeks to increase the number of mentors in the community through marketing and recruiting, and to improve the quality of existing programs through training, technical assistance, referrals, and public awareness. No direct mentoring services are provided.||Allegheny||Mentoring||Mentoring Partnership of SWPA|
|Mentoring Volunteer Program-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County||Adult volunteers who are positive role models are paired. By being a friend, a Big Brother or Big Sister can make a difference in a child's life.||Clinton||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County - Mentoring Volunteer Program||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton County|
|Mifflin/Juniata Counties Big Brothers Big Sisters||Provides mentoring relationships between trained volunteers and youth||Centre||Mifflin/Juniata Counties Big Brothers Big Sisters||Centre County Youth Service Bureau|
|NAMI Peer to Peer Education Program||NAMI peer education programs give families and individuals living with mental illness a place to turn, a place to access a strong network of education and support programs presented by trained teachers and facilitators; you benefit from the unique wisdom of their own lived experience with mental illness.||Cambria||NAMI SW PA||NAMI Southwestern PA|
|Project MENTOR||Project MENTOR (Mentoring Ex-offenders' Need to Overcome Re-offending) uses volunteer recruits to provide mentoring services to ex-offenders. CRAM also collaborates with other organizations that are in need of our mentoring services, as long as the service is being provided to clients and/or family members of prisoners/ex-offenders.||Dauphin||Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.||Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. |
|Salvation Army Reading - Modelo One-To-One Mentoring||Pairs adults in one-on-one mentoring relationship with our upper-elementary and middle school students to encourage higher-education, foster long term relationships, and develop self-confidence in the students.||Berks||Salvation Army - Reading||Salvation Army - Reading|
|Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps Case Management - Project Break Through||Project Break Through, the Salvation Army Williamsport Corps' case management program, works to improve both the economic self-sufficiency and family stability of program participants. It encourages growth through:
- Setting realistic life-changing goals
- Offering classes tailored to meet needs such as financial planning, job skills, personal growth/self-esteem, and parenting
- Providing a mentor to support and encourage
- Sponsoring special family nights to reduce isolation and promote confidence
- Assisting families with arranging for child care, housing, and transportation
- Aiding with spiritual development
|Lycoming||Salvation Army USA / Williamsport Corps||Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory|
|Site-based Mentoring Programs||Children 7-16 years-of-age are matched with caring friends (adults, college students or high school students) for one-to-one mentoring relationships. Provides volunteers with consultation and training on mentoring. Call for additional information about these programs.||Dauphin||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region||Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region |
|Sonrise Counseling Ministries Youth Mentoring Program||Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.||Somerset||Sonrise Counseling Ministries Youth Drop In Center||Sonrise Counseling Ministries|
|Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)||Non-profit assisting individuals and other Non-profits in the areas of Reentry, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Anger Management & Domestic Violence as well as many Training opportunities - See our website||Dauphin||Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)||Sound Community Solutions (SCS, Inc.)|
|Spiritual Enrichment||Dinner and small group offered on a 6-week rotating basis covering a variety of topics which include, but are not limited to:
Marriage enrichment, parenting, self-defense, Bible study, overcoming addiction, Alpha (introduction to the Christian Faith)
**Call to see what current course offerings are. Childcare available for children ages 2-5 for parents who are participating in a small group. Youth groups also available for youth ages 6-15.||Dauphin||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps |
|Stepping Stones for Life Mentoring Programs||Offers programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.||Blair||Stepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program||Stepping Stones for Life|
|Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)||School-based SMART (Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together)
- Conrad Weiser East Elementary, Conrad Weiser West Elementary and Conrad Weiser Middle School (Conrad Weiser School District)
- Tilden Elementary School and Perry Elementary (Hamburg Area School District)
- Muhlenberg Elementary Center (Muhlenberg School District)
- Oley Valley Elementary School (Oley Valley School District)
||Berks||Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together (SMART)||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County|
|Transitional Housing||Co-ed Transitional housing that offers individuals to become self-sufficient through mentor guidance, understanding, and collaborative efforts in the community.
Transitional housing includes the following services:
-Assistance with resume building
-Life Skills training||Franklin||Second Chance Ministry||Second Chance Ministry|
|United Methodist Human Services Bridges to Success||Bridges to Success facilitates learning based co-investigation by facilitators and individuals, supports individuals in stabilizing their situations; building resources, positive support systems, and human capital. Ultimate goal is to empower people in order to improve the lives of people in poverty and help make Johnstown a sustainable community in which everyone can do well.
Individuals who participate in the Bridges to Success Program are then eligible for financial assistance through United Methodist Human Services for basic needs such as gas service payment assistance, electric service payment assistance and rent payment assistance.||Cambria||United Methodist Human Services||United Methodist Human Services|
|United Way of Allegheny County - Be a Middle School Mentor||Adults can mentor at a Pittsburgh Public School for an hour a week to help a child gain critical real-world experience. Kids with mentors get better grades, are less likely to get involved with drugs, and are 86% more likely to go to college. Click here to view schedules for participating schools.
||Allegheny||Youth Development||United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Women's Care Center of Erie County - Main Administrative Office - Life Coaching for Men||This program is intended to help men identify their life obstacles, improve relationships, develop and achieve personal goals, create action plans and receive support in their life journey.||Erie||Women's Care Center of Erie County - Main Administrative Office||Women's Care Center of Erie County|
|Women's Care Center of Erie County - State Street Office - Education Division||Provides prevention programs for elementary, middle, high school and college age youth. Services include a variety of in-school program curricula for students, sexually active and at-risk student support, college health fairs, resident assistance training, curriculum training and assistance, parent support programs, family resources, professional development and community seminars.||Erie||Women's Care Center of Erie County - State Street Office||Women's Care Center of Erie County|
|YoungLives - East Hills||Faith-based mentoring program that connects teen moms with adult women mentors. In addition to mentoring, provides a peer support club for teen moms, childbirth classes, and other social activities. May be able to provide baby clothes for young mothers involved in the program.||Allegheny||Young Lives - East Hills||YoungLives East Hills|