Maybe you’ve heard about our FNL Clubs and all of the great, amazing work they do in their schools and communities, but did you know that Ventura County FNL also has an FNL Mentoring program?
Now in its tenth year of implementation, this program recruits volunteer high school students who will act as mentors to select middle school students from a nearby middle school. Since these middle schools often feed into the high schools, most of the high school students also attended the middle school they will be serving.
This program aims to provide opportunities for the middle school students to be in positive, influential relationships with an older student, while the high school students will gain many skills and experiences through their participation. The program will meet as a group once a week, after school at the middle school in a teacher’s classroom, and each week has a “lesson of the day” that is conducted by the high school students. These lessons are all important content that the middle school students can learn from and utilize as they transition into high school
Ventura County currently has five Mentoring chapters, one in Ventura, one in Oxnard, and three in Simi Valley.
If you’d like to learn more about the program, please feel free to reach out to us through the Contact Us page.