Mentoring is so much more than just advisor and advisee. It is a heart-to-heart relationship between one who has been emboldened to learn and one who has been impassioned to help. The Madison area is filled with diverse minds and full spirits who seek to contribute and we are thrilled to share these resources.
Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in our Dane County community. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
At Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, it is their goal to lead the way in youth development programs by working together with local businesses, foundations, and community programs to produce positive outcomes for nearly 7,500 young people and their families. Affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America, their Club is led locally by a dedicated team of professionals specializing in youth development, business management, and community outreach.
This project is a collaboration between Trained To Grow, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County. This program will help children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. We have a successful evidence-based mentoring program that supports academic achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors, and positive relationships with peers and family.
This program is hosted by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Inc. Dear Diary strives to recruit young girls of color who are navigating challenges in life such as school truancy, juvenile delinquency, and social/emotional trauma for group and/or individual mentoring from mentors who are women of color that reside in Dane County.
This program is a collaboration between JustDane and Operation Fresh Start, Inc. This program helps youth obtain their high school diploma, WI Driver's License and gain self-efficacy skills through group mentoring. Mentors will work with youth in high school and help assist with youth leaving high school to assist with re-orienting into the community through group mentoring.
The mission of the First Tee – South Central Wisconsin is to impact the lives of young people and their families by providing educational programs for youth that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Inspire helps schools, business groups, companies and community-based organizations easily connect to build the future workforce in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson and Sauk Counties.
Maydm provides girls and youth of color in grades 6-12 with skill-based training for the technology sector. Maydm’s holistic approach prepares students from traditionally underrepresented populations to engage in and revolutionize the tech industries.
Mentoring Positives Inc. (MP) is an innovative, referral-based mentoring program that works directly with kids and families throughout Dane County and its surrounding areas. Founded in 2004 by Will and Becky Green, Mentoring Positives offers a range of positive programs for elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth.
SCORE has served as America’s premier source of FREE business mentoring and education. They provide expert mentoring and education to thousands of startup and existing businesses, just like yours. Their goal is for you to receive the help you need to be successful in your business with focused assistance in the areas of business planning, marketing, accounting and finance, and more.
Trained To Grow, Inc. (TTG Inc.) is an organization established for the purpose of empowering and equipping Madison’s youth to become the leaders of their generation. TTG Inc.’s mission is to give youth the support, confidence and resources to excel in every area of life. TTG Inc. focuses on developing youth intellectually, emotionally, academically and mentally.
Join the Women's Leadership Council in support of James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC), a United Way Community School Partner for mentoring freshman girls. This program is designed to engage and provide role models to youth in the Milwaukee community.
Our community needs mentors now more than ever. Given the current pandemic crisis, many adaptations have been made in the interest of safety. Please be sure to adhere to all precautions that have been taken for in-person mentorship. Many virtual opportunities are available as well.
We are always looking to grow our relationships with local organizations. Are you part of a mentoring group or program that isn't listed? Shoot us an email. Let's get you on there!
Dane County leaders announced Thursday the expansion of an “intensive mentoring” program to support at-risk children who are susceptible to committing crimes and hopefully prevent them from going further down a criminal path.
As a part of the program, 49 young people will be matched up with an adult mentor who has experience with the criminal justice system. The adults are to meet or talk with the children two or three times a week and form “deep personal relationships” with them, said Renee Moe, president and CEO of the United Way of Dane County, one of the organizations that will help run and fund the expanded program.
Corey Marionneaux said he “straddled the fence” growing up, earning good grades in college but also getting involved in criminal activities. For those struggling to survive, violence can become a lifestyle, he said, and transitioning to something positive is continuous work.
Seeking to offer those resources — and following a sharp increase in shootings last year — Madison leaders are hoping a new public service announcement about gun violence will resonate with youth caught up in the juvenile justice system.
The group released the five-minute video Thursday as part of a partnership to mentor justice-involved youth by connecting them to adults who have similar experience with violence, incarceration and poverty.