ONE-on-ONE Mentoring At Risk Youth
Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI)
The Mission of SYVPI is to prevent and reduce youth violence which has disproportionately affected communities of color in Seattle, through coordinated, accountable community mobilization to identify youth at risk of perpetuating or being victim of violence and connect them with needed support in reaching their full potential.
Youth Ages 12-17 that live or go to school in Central, Southeast, and Southwest Seattle neighborhoods are matched one on one with a mentor who helps them realize alternatives to destructive behaviors .Mentors assist and encourage youth to fulfill the goals they have set for: education, vocation and drug/alcohol free lifestyle .
ONE-on-ONE Mentoring Court Involved Youth
King County Juvenile Courts
Youth ages 13-18 who are 4-6 Months from completing probation and have been assessed as low-high moderate risk to re-offend are eligible for a mentor. Youth is matched one- on- one with a mentor who helps them realize alternatives to destructive behaviors. The mentor acts as a role model and supports the youth as they navigate the court system, drug court and back to the community.
4C Coalition Ladies Group
The purpose of this group is to provide a safe environment where young ladies 13-17 years old can come together, express themselves & connect with others. Participants will do various themed activities together and have time to discuss issues that are relevant in their lives. Ladies groups are interactive, Ladies will play games, do activities, service projects, and go on outings together. Ladies group meets every other month.(Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov)
POP GROUP Mentoring
Group Mentoring is a year-round culturally-based academic group. These groups use the Pen or Pencil (POP) mentoring enhancement curriculum created by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ). Mentors assist in inspiring critical thinking, skills development, and activism by youth to choose the road away from prison and jail and towards a quality education. POP integrates the resilience, youth leadership, self determination, and lessons learned from little and well-known persons and stories of civil rights and Underground Railroad history .
Center City Initiative
One of the goals for the Center City Initiative is to work with low-income and supported housing providers to develop strategies to improve public safety and site security around the affordable housing they own or manage. Roving Mentors also is committed to supporting our youth to protect public safety and getting young people engaged and off the streets!