An important element of Sunny Crest is our Mentorship Program. It is our goal to match each boy with a mentor who will model what it means to be a responsible, honest, hard-working and trust worthy individual.
Our mentoring program uses adult volunteers who commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, his mentor can help him develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.
The experience of a safe home starts at Sunny Crest, but our goal is to mentor successful young men capable of creating their own healthy families, thus breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Now that we have 18 Ranchers at Sunny Crest, we are in serious need of more mentors. Mentoring can be an enjoyable experience of connecting with a young man by listening, encouraging and sharing ideas and recreational activities from board games to hands on learning, or hunting and fishing. We will match your interests with those of a Rancher. You can be a friend with whom they do not have to compete; you can be responsible for enriching a life.
If you can give as little as one hour a week to a young man, call the Ranch at (517)507-3144 ext. 118 and talk to Laken Colby.
…by Sherry Koewers, Executive Assistant, Sunny Crest Youth Ranch