Compeer matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 5-17 who are in the recovery process toward better Mental Health. Mentors spend an hour per week providing friendship, support and a positive role model through community-based activities enjoyable to both the Mentor and the youth. Mentors and youth are encouraged to participate in monthly structured activities provided by Compeer Chautauqua at no cost.
Youth who are on the waitlist for a trained Mentor are invited to participate in Compeer-sponsored monthly activities to facilitate their engagement with the staff and program. Youth enjoy getting to know the other program participants and are encouraged by each other. Volunteers are always welcome to plan, support and implement these activities.
Programming is available to interested community groups for short-term training in communication skills, decision- making, personal integrity and future planning for small groups of youth. Sessions are 6-8 weeks and are generally gender-specific. Provided by screened and trained volunteers. This group will be offered only a limited basis.
Mentors, please complete your monthly report here: