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VOAWW Mentoring Children of Promise Charity Profile
Mentoring Children of Promise (MCP), a free program of Volunteers of America Western Washington, was created in response to the need for children with an incarcerated parent to have stable, caring adults in their lives.
Children of incarcerated parents are at-risk youth are more likely to become
incarcerated at some point in their lives.
Research shows that quality mentoring can make a difference. Our mentoring programs can help reduce first time drug and alcohol use, increase regular school attendance, improve grades, and benefit caregiver and peer relationships.
Our children are between the ages 4 and 18. They have a parent in prison or involved in the criminal justice system. We have fantastic children on the waiting list who only need a friend, a caring adult to spend some time with them. Only a few hours a month makes all the difference and itís fun!
VOAWW Mentoring Children of Promise Volunteer Information
A mentor is a volunteer, 21years or older, who wants to share activities with youth. They meet regularly with the youth and offer friendship, support and guidance. Mentors are required to make a minimum twoyear commitment of 8 hours per month.