Become a Mentor

We All Winn Mentoring Program and the We All Winn Second Chance Mentoring Program

The mission of the We All Winn Mentoring Program is to empower at-risk youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. Through collaborative programming with schools and other community-based organizations, staff will provide educational, social and mentoring opportunities to enhance the academic performance, social, and community connections, and career options of the youth.

The year 2009 marked a time of expansion for the We All Winn (WAW) Mentoring Program to include extending their services to "second chance" youth in Shreveport, LA. The main objective of this program is to close the revolving penal door for juveniles and encourage them to reassess and the behaviors that made them active participants in the juvenile justice system and make better life sustaining choices when they are out by offering them a "second chance." We will offer them services that will; help combat the academic achievement gap that exist between minorities and their more affluent peers, bolster their job readiness and employability, that will result in them reducing their tendency to opt to choose to act on risky behaviors that may send them back to the juvenile justice system. Several of our program components include positive mentoring relationships with adult role models, academic assistance, career exploration, parental engagement, and psychological counseling.

The We All Winn (WAW) Mentoring Program will service approximately 50 youth per year that reside in the Shreveport/Bossier area. Our goals are to increase the academic achievement/GED completion/Graduation rates of the program participants, reduce/eliminate truancy incidents, disciplinary referrals resulting in suspensions, strengthen bonds to family and community, reducing gang involvement and potential for violence. Our progress will be measured through academic progress tracking, attendance and participation in program and school, along with pre and post surveys of youth, parents, mentors and other involved staff.

If you are interested in becoming involved in our mentoring program, contact us through our contact page.