Mentorship Service Area Strategy
Service Area Description
The Connective Services Strategy is designed to provide at-risk youth and disconnected TAY with opportunities to connect to caring adult role models who can help them achieve their goals and build their self-esteem. Connective Services programs promote positive social and emotional learning and use a range of programming models that includes mentoring, activities that help develop caring relationships between youth and staff, individual and group support, connection to needed services and resources, restorative justice practices, positive youth development activities and culturally focused programming.
DCYF allocated $343,000 in annual funding to four programs across three agencies for the Connective Services Strategy.
To increase participants’ access to long-lasting, caring, positive adult relationships.
To increase participants’ connection to resources.
To reduce the impact of trauma on participants and increase their peer, family and community relationships, self-esteem and self-identity.
To provide services that stabilize youth’s life.