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Logic Model – Youth Services

What need or problem does the program address?

Needs

The target mentees are:

Year-Round Mentoring serves ages 5-17; Middle School Mentoring services 5th graders transitioning into middle school

Youth who are at risk due to a variety of factors that can include: in foster care, juvenile court-involved, school academic failure, school disciplinary actions.  Youth needing assistance as identified by schools

Youth residing in the communities of Kittitas, Ellensburg, Thorp, Cle Elum, Rosyln

Target mentors are:
Positive adults, 18 years and older

Mentee needs include:
A positive relationship with an interested and trusting adult

Why needs aren’t being met:
Families may be single parent, low income, recent immigrant, substance abuse issues in the home

Parent’s needs:
Additional positive adult role models for their children

What goes into the program? (funds, staff, volunteers, materials, partners, etc.)

Program Inputs

Partners
Rotary, Kiwanis, PSE, Allstate Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Merit Resource Services, United Way, Central Washington University, Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office

Local businesses, community members

School Districts

Kittitas #403, Thorp #400, Ellensburg #401, Cle Elum- Rosyln #404

Good working relationships with schools, social service agencies; an established referral process with schools

Mentors, Spanish-speaking mentees, family/caregivers

Translated program materials

Officers
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board Members

Community Coalitions
KCCN&C, DFC, DBHR/CPWI,United Way

Models
ACES Framework, WA State Mentors Program Model

Program recruitment materials – media messages

What goes on in the program? What are the specific activities and services?

Program Activities

Ongoing

  • Recruit new mentees
  • Recruit new mentors

Supports for mentors

  • Screening and background check of mentors
  • Matching mentors-mentees
  • Family education
  • Training of mentors
  • Supervision of mentors
  • Closing mentorship
  • Quarterly continuing mentor education
  • Mentor training in ACES,
  • Cultural competency
  • Monthly new mentor training

Direct services to youth

  • Year-Round Community Mentoring
  • School-Based Mentoring Lunch Time Program
  • Mt. Stuart After-School Program and Rainier Avenue Park Day
  • Playground take-over time

Opportunities

  • Community Service Mentoring – volunteer opportunities
  • First Friday Art Walk (featuring youth artwork)
  • Monthly free Swim
  • Quarterly fun events for mentors/mentee/parents
  • Yearly Parent/Family Meeting to celebrate success
  • End of school year BBQ

What happens as a result of the program? (target amounts or numbers of activities and services)

Program Outputs

Recruiting presentations
One per month

Fidelity

25-30 new mentors screened annually

25-30 active matches matches annually

4 continuing mentor trainings each year

12 monthly trainings (intro to ACES)

Dosage

1-2 hours a week
12 month commitment

Lunch-time (about an hour)
9 month commitment

M-Th Mt Stuart
2 days/week Rainier Ave. Park Day (May-September)

Weekly

  • Art Walk – monthly
  • Free Swim – monthly
  • Fun events – quarterly
  • Parent/Family Meeting to celebrate success – annually
  • Annual BBQ

What are the benefits of participating in the program or the significant results?

Program Outcomes

Initial – Mentees

  • Experience a sense of hope about school and their future
  • Feel they have an adult they can count on

Initial – Mentors

  • Are culturally competent
  • Are familiar with ACES framework

Intermediate – Mentees

  • Academics – higher grades, fewer class failures
  • Behavior – less risk-taking behaviors, better classroom behaviors, fewer discipline referrals to office, better self-management of emotions, better school attendance
  • Social skills – positive relationships with others
  • Self-esteem – self-confidence, more outgoing, willing to talk with others, engage in social activities
  • Mindset – More focused, engaged, positive, respectful, connected
  • Resilience – better able to positively deal with disappointment

Intermediate – Parents/caregiver:

  • Learn more about their children, form closer bonds with their children

Long Term – Mentees

  • Experience fewer health disparities
  • Develop full potential as strong, confident, successful adults
  • Make informed responsible decisions
  • Become civically engaged members of community
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