Youth Development Velocity

Velocity – Cocalico

Mentoring guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child needs to know that they are not alone in dealing with the day-to-day challenges of life.

Think back in your life. Did you know how to change a tire or make plans for college? Do you remember wanting your first car or looking for a job? Simple things that seem easy to you may not be to a young person.

Mentors provide an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations.

Individual Mentoring

Cross-Age Mentoring (CAMP) teaches connectedness activities and mentor-mentee interactions. VELOCITY – Cocalico will provide 36 weeks of meaningful activities for Middle School and High School students. Lead Mentors are young adults highly motivated to love on others and to be loved on. Lead Mentors work with 1-3 high school peer mentors, providing a great leadership opportunity and a chance to change the world, one student at a time. Peer Mentors are traditionally high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at the partner school. Velocity Mentors do not need to posses any special skills or abilities, although certain personality traits contribute to being an effective Velocity mentor. Most important, Velocity mentors simply need to have the available time and motivation to participate. Mentees, in turn are middle school students. For the 2020-2021 academic year, due to the current COVID-19 situation, all training will be held at the Lighthouse Youth Center on Tues. nights. During the fall, Lead Mentors will undergo an intensive team building curriculum, from October 6 thought November 24. Then in the following semester, high school students that have been chosen to be mentors in the 2021-2022 school year will be trained by Lead Mentors in CAMP.

All young adults interested in becoming a Lead Mentor must fill out the volunteer application below to apply. You will then be contacted soon after for a group interview.

If you have any questions please contact us at (717) 336-7797 or email Robyn at velocity@reallcs.org.