Making a Difference One Child at a Time.
Creative Mentoring®, a program of Connecting Generations, supports in-school mentoring programs in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties of Delaware. We provide quality training to volunteer in-school mentors as well as help schools design and implement quality in-school mentoring programs.
How Does Mentoring Work?
Research shows that a mentoring relationship can be one of the most important relationships in a child’s development. Mentoring helps children achieve success in school and life by helping to build self-esteem, self-confidence, interpersonal communication skills, social values, aspirations, and school engagement. Through personal, one-on-one time in schools, mentors work with students to develop their unique qualities and reach their full potential.
The Creative Mentoring® program has grown enormously. In 1996 there were 60 mentors in nine northern Delaware schools. Today, over 2,500 active mentors are working in more than 70 schools throughout our state to help at-risk youth. And these mentors are producing results.
Since its beginning, Creative Mentoring® has served more than 12,000 children and adults in Delaware, employing methods that are firmly grounded in research and evidence. Our programs are modeled after the national standards promoted by Mentor, the national mentoring partnership, and are shaped by our years of experience in Delaware.
We Always Need Mentors!
There are over 36,000 students from low income homes in Delaware public schools. Each of these kids could benefit from a mentor. While 2,500 active mentors is a great achievement, we need more mentors if we are to help students in need. Please consider becoming a mentor. It will definitely help change a child’s life; perhaps it can change yours too.
You can mentor anywhere there is a program, whether it’s supported by Connecting Generations or another mentoring organization, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. Connecting Generations is the only organization in Delaware providing free, regularly scheduled mentor training to any adult who wishes to mentor a Delaware school child, whether in a Creative Mentoring program or any other program of their choice.
Watch our latest video to see how just important mentoring is for Delaware’s at-risk youth.