Compeer-Wichita is a youth mentoring program that connects area youth in grades K-12,who are faced with social and emotional barriers with caring trained adults to create a meaningful, supportive relationship. Compeer serves as a bridge to quality mental health for youth and their families. Our goal at Compeer is to create a community that strives for optimal mental health through education, advocacy and FRIENDSHIPS.
We offer two volunteer options: community-based matches and Lunch Buddies. Community-based volunteer mentors spend 1-2 hours per week with their match at various locations in the community doing a variety of activities which could include playing games, visiting, going to sporting events, watching movies, shopping or participating in group activities. Lunch Buddies volunteers visit their match once a week during the student's lunch hour to play games, problem solve, and most importantly, develop a trusting friendship. All youth are matched in a 1:1 relationship with mentors.
Our goals are to increase the child's:
- Social skills
- Relationship skills
- Academic achievement
If you are interested in helping a child by becoming a Compeer volunteer, please fill out the application
For questions email or call 316.685.1821 ext 1261.
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