GoodGuides

Mission Statement

Goodwill GoodGuides, a youth mentoring program is to empower youth to make positive choices that enable them to maximize their current and future potential.

The GoodGuides Youth Mentoring program is dedicated to helping youth build career plans, skills, and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training, and productive work. The program provides structured and supportive relationships with trusted adult mentors. GoodGuides serves youth ages 12-17 who are at risk of delinquency or who have already had contact with the juvenile justice system. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. Services will be provided in a variety of community settings and times appropriate for the mentee and mentor.

GoodGuides focuses on positive youth development, emphasizing the aptitudes, skills, interests, and capabilities of youth versus deficits they may have when they are enrolled. The family strengthening approach focuses on the philosophy that youth are more likely to thrive when they are living in stable households, have healthy relationships with family members and caregivers, and have access to community resources.

Our Mentees

Priority youth enrollees will be middle and high school students, youth with disabilities and disadvantages, and youth with multiple risk factors. Risk factors may include low income, poor academic performance, and truant, single parent household with lack of supervision, victim of family violence, homeless, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. Participants may be referred through parents or guardians, their local school system, court services, or social services agencies. To be enrolled in GoodGuides a youth must be:

Mentee/Parent Resources

Mentee Handbook
Parent Handbook
Adventures in Learning Porgram Information

Our Mentors

Adult volunteers who are committed in supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year.  By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

For more information on GoodGuides please email Jay Campagnone, Program Manager at: jcampagnone@goodwillri.org or 401-861-2080 ext. 139

Please note: Mentors are required to complete and submit reports to Ana Minaya by the 30th of each month at: aminaya@goodwillri.org. 

Mentor Resources

Mentor Handbook
Monthly Reporting Template
Community Service/Learning Ideas

Academic Support

Mentees are given the opportunity to receive academic support and college preparation with the support of GoodGuides program staff, the Providence Youth Center and their mentors.
Academic support includes more than just a tutoring session, it's a time for the mentee to sit with a professional to review their study habits, time management and to set attainable goals in improving academic performance in school. 
Mentees who are seniors in high school can receive support with their senior projects in locating internships, developing portfolios, senior paper editing, etc. 
College Prep provides mentees the knoweldge, tools and resources to effectively choose a post secondary institution that is right for them and their career goals, obtaining financial aid, on and off campus living skills and obtaing work while in school. Sessions can be done in groups or individually. Mentees who are seeking individual assistance should reach out to a GoodGuides program staff to make an appointment today!

Summer 2016

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GoodGuides Celebration Cookout!! Join us on Saturday, August 27th!

                                                     

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July 2016

Back to School Backpack Drive Flyer
Learn to Swim Days #2

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Block Island Field Trip

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Deep Water Fishing Tour (More Information to follow)
Learn to Swim Days #3

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Adventures in Learning

GoodGuides Permission Slip
Gateway Mental Health Permission Slip
Information Sheet

Learn to Swim Days #4

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August 2016

Learn to Swim Days #5

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Learn to Swim Days #6

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Adventures in Learning

GoodGuides Permission Slip
Gateway Mental Health Permission Slip
Information Sheet

Newport Naval War College Musuem

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Learn to Swim days #7

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Learn to Swim Days #8

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