CPCS, Inc - Many Hands Mentoring

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What Is Many Hands Mentoring?


To help youth reach their potential in an ever changing society, through positive one-on-one relationships with mentors. Cultivating children’s resiliency to become competent, healthy, happy, and successful adults.

In early 2009, Central Pointe Community Services, Inc began a powerful mentoring program for the members of the Bloomington/Normal area called the Many Hands Mentoring Program

Over the past decade, the concept of mentoring has gained national appeal as a method of helping youth navigate complex social issues and become productive adults. In the US today, 17.6 million young people – nearly half the youth population – want or need mentors to help them reach their full potential. A growing body of research confirms what we instinctively know to be true – that a caring adult can make a big difference in a child’s future. Mentors serve as role models, advocates, friends, and advisors.

The overall goal of our program is to encourage youth in 4 categories:
  • Academic support
  • Goal setting
  • Emotional Support
  • Exposure to new things
This is accomplished through the pairing of youth with professional/supportive mentors. Our program is designed in 2 terms:
11 months (February – December) and 9 months (August – June).