Our four initiatives are guided by eight-week curriculums strategically designed to expose youth to topics and opportunities they otherwise aren't privy to at school or home. Small groups are developed based on career aspirations, allowing participants to meet with mentors who are experienced and practicing experts in their respective fields. These sessions provide a space for more intimate partnerships and relationship-building between the mentors and their small group members while addressing specific questions and building professional networks.
Our Value Proposition
Nourishing Hands secures a viable and equitable future for all, our services meet the needs for positive role models and mentors between the school districts, juvenile justice systems, business entities, and our youth. We develop productive citizens and leaders by educating, modeling, and mentoring. This enhances public safety and reduces the burden on taxpayers.
Our supportive team also provides the necessary guidance and accountability partnership required for guiding youth as they navigate the path to adulthood. We are committed to our vision, and that commitment drives our holistic and non-traditional curricular approach and interaction with our participants.
In a recent publication of The Chronicles of Evidence-Based- Mentoring, Harvard professor Dr. Jean E. Rhodes, article, Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century, writes that most mentoring programs do not focus on young people. Organizations typically prioritize building emotional bonds between mentors and mentees; however, research supports effective programs that emphasize specific social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Our approach is innovative because we deliver practical programming that is proven to be impactful, and relevant programming. This ultimately redirects the negative trajectory of our future leaders.