One Wyoming 1 on 1 will connect our youth with positive adult mentors so they can be tomorrow’s leaders
Vision Statement: The collaboration of Wyoming businesses, parents, churches, schools, and community leaders, coming together as one to connect our youth with positive adult mentors so they can be tomorrow’s leaders.
The Origins of One Wyoming 1 on 1
The One Wyoming 1 on 1 Mentoring Initiative was launched on February 2, 2012. Our first collaborative meeting was held between city leaders, school leaders, church leaders, and business leaders of Wyoming at Grace Bible College. The One Wyoming 1 on 1 Mentoring Program began in the fall of 2013 as a primary focus to address poverty in Wyoming, MI. The four existing Wyoming school districts (Godfrey Lee, Godwin Heights, Kelloggsville & Wyoming Public) leadership helped create a unified mentoring program citywide. Current mentors now include school superintendents, school teachers, chief of police, president of local college and key business and church leaders.
Our short-term goals are:
- Today we currently have 322 mentors with a goal of reaching 50-75 more mentors this school year, in our 23 school buildings.
- Continue to make the community aware of the huge needs of our students in Wyoming Schools and the benefit of an adult mentor to encourage and give hope to one student in our community.
- To provide resources and support to strengthen our effectiveness.
Our long-term goals are:
- Our goal is to have 10% of the students of Wyoming having a 1 on 1 mentor that will help them develop a stronger vision for a positive and prosperous future.
- Reduce poverty by increasing graduation rates of mentored students.
- One Wyoming 1 on 1 has a goal to train 1,100 mentors.
1 Mentor—1 Mentee (students K-12th grade)
1 hour per week with a 1 year commitment
One Wyoming 1 on 1 has a goal to train 1,100 mentors. Our pool of Wyoming mentors will be coming from businesses, parents of students, church members, school administrators and staff, and community leaders. The steering team will provide training and support to guide and train the mentors. Please consider volunteering a small portion of your time to greatly improve our community as a mentor with One Wyoming 1 on 1.
One Wyoming 1 on 1 NEEDS
The One Wyoming 1 on 1 kickoff event took place on May 15, 2013, with great momentum and excitement. We need 1,100 mentors to sign up and be connected with mentees. We are looking for city leaders, school leaders and staff, church leaders and members, businesses owners and staff, and other positive adults ready to impact a child’s life .
We will give you all the tools necessary to be a successful mentor. Take the first step today by visiting our website, or stop at one of our schools for a copy of the mentor application. We will engage every person and organization of Wyoming to be part of this major initiative.