|AMI Inc, of Washington County - Certified Peer Specialists||Individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders who are specially trained to assist their Peers to gain control over their lives and empower them to not feel limited by their illness||Washington||AMI, Inc of Washington County||AMI Inc, of Washington-Greene Counties|
|Bethany Outreach Center - After School Youth Program||Provides a safe place for homework, computer, classes, games and snacks.||Erie||Bethany Outreach Center||Bethany Outreach Center|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County makes meaningful and monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 17. Through partnerships with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children overcome adversity and reach their full potential.||Butler||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region - 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 |
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties||Community-based mentoring program: Traditional youth mentoring program for children ages 6 to 13 years old, who are primarily from a single parent home. "Bigs" and "Littles" enjoy one-to-one outings and activities in the community. Youth who are enrolled in the program before age 13, may stay in the program until they are 18 years of age.
SMART Program: The school-based mentoring program SMART stands for Students and Mentors Achieving Results Together. The high school or college mentors in the program help their Littles do their homework, read stories, play games, eat snacks, and be a positive role-model and friend. The elementary students and mentors are paired one-on-one to get to know each other and to build a positive relationship.
For a list of participating schools, contact Donna at 717-843-0051.
Special Mentoring Programs: Includes African American mentoring, Hispanic mentoring, Native American mentoring and a mentoring program for children with parents in the military.
Amachi Program: A special mentoring program for children with a parent who is incarcerated.
||York||Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties||Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties|
|Cray Youth and Family Services - Mentoring Volunteer Opportunity||Adults or high school students seeking to volunteer as a mentor||Lawrence||Cray 1-2-1 Mentoring Program||Cray Youth and Family Services, Inc.|
|Cray Youth Mentoring||Youth seeking a mentor||Lawrence||Cray 1-2-1 Mentoring Program||Cray Youth and Family Services, Inc.|
|Guidance Center - DuBois Office - Big Brothers Big Sisters||One to one mentoring between an adult volunteer matched with a youth. Case Workers support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches through regular contact to provide training, support, and facilitate group activities for matches and youth on the waiting list.||Clearfield||Guidance Center - DuBois Office||Guidance Center|
|Guidance Center - Smethport Office - Big Brothers Big Sisters||One to one mentoring between an adult volunteer matched with a youth. Case Workers support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches through regular contact to provide training, support, and facilitate group activities for matches and youth on the waiting list.||McKean||Guidance Center - Smethport Office||Guidance Center|
|Guidance Center - St. Marys Office - Big Brothers Big Sisters||One to one mentoring between an adult volunteer matched with a youth. Case Workers support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches through regular contact to provide training, support, and facilitate group activities for matches and youth on the waiting list.||Elk||Guidance Center - St. Marys Office||Guidance Center|
|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|
|Mercer County Mentoring - Community Site Based Program||Any group such as a church, club or community organization to host a site for mentors and children to meet on a weekly basis.||Mercer||Mercer County Mentoring||Mercer County Mentoring|
|The Read Aloud/ Sponsorship Mentoring Program||READ ALOUD: Help a child academically while building a positive social relationship. Commitment of one hour per week.
SPONSORSHIP: Be a positive role model and help a UMHC child participate in positive activities by giving him/her a chance to "get away" from the daily demands place upon them in the UMHC therapeutic environment.
Commitment of one contact per month.||Dauphin||United Methodist Home for Children, Inc.||United Methodist Home for Children, Inc. |
|United Way of Southwestern PA - 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|
|YMCA of Indiana County - Big Hearts, Little Hands||A mentoring program that is a structured and trusting relationship that brings a young person together with a caring adult who provides guidance, support and encouragement. Offers services to foster caring, competence, and confidence through emotional, social, cultural, and educational support for children between six and sixteen years of age.
Group activities are offered to those in the program and those on the waiting list.
BHLH collaborates with Highmark to offer KidShape, a family based weight management program.
Volunteers are needed.||Indiana||YMCA of Indiana County||YMCA of Indiana County|