The Milwaukee Flyers Mentoring Program

One of the founding principles for the Milwaukee Flyers is the mentoring program. The mentor functions both as a positive role model and an advocate for youth in his/her family system and community. Mentoring creates a meaningful relationship, while providing a trusted adult to assist with the transition to adulthood. Mentoring services are provided to address any deficiencies the participants may have such as problems with school attendance and performance, low academic achievement, and behavioral issues in school and/or home. Through mentoring and relationship building, the mentors are able to provide program participants with encouragement and connection to the school which helps reduce some of the barriers that prevent the students from being successful in school and in society.