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Families often face challenges that affect the inter-generational support that youth can access during adolescence. This disconnect can leave them without role models or mentors to support their transition from youth to adult. The Creating a Village program offers training in life management skills such as financial literacy, self-care, maintenance, and healthy living in an environment supported by teen mentors, youth-adult partners, and content experts. The small, selective cohorts allow youth to develop relationships with the support team and with each other, and strengthens the ability to build social, leadership, and resiliency skills and knowledge.

The program provides access to:

Skill Mastery
Skill Mastery in life management such as culinary, healthy living, financial literacy, and agricultural science, which has been a growing demand and incorporates community expertise.

Mentorship by teens providing direct guidance and support for the middle school participants during club meetings.

 2021 Spring Mentors

Youth-Adult Partnership
Youth-Adult Partnerships between teen mentors and an adult partner to develop a mutually beneficial joint project as they work with youth participants in the program.

Adult Partner 2021

Expertise from adult volunteers from the community with specific skill sets related to skill mastery to share knowledge and skills with youth participants.