Mighty Shamrocks & Little Mohawks
Funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) the Akwesasne Mentoring Program serves youth ages 8 to 18 in the Salmon River Central and St. Regis Mohawk School Districts.
In its 4th year, Site Coordinators Connie Gerow and Abby Langdon work in an afterschool setting to pair teen mentors with mentees of similar interests. In addition to academic achievement and homework assistance, mentors work with their assigned mentee on a variety of projects including; community service, woodworking and ornithology. Developing leadership, citizenship and life skills is a priority as program participants engage in team building activities, leadership workshops/retreats, and healthy living initiatives.
Impact is measured through a variety of way including; school retention rates, analysis of academic reports, incarceration rates, behavior reports, and implementation of YFP Common Measures Survey.
Key Collaborators: OJJDP, National 4-H Council, Cornell University, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Salmon River Central School District, St. Regis Mohawk School, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO)
Akwesasne Mentoring program participants learn to function as a team.
Last updated July 26, 2019