mentoring

Pittsburgh’s first youth mentoring program.

one2one mentoring

Since 1964, our one2one Mentoring Program has been the core of what we do at Family Guidance. We discern, match, train, and continually support Christian adults serving as mentors. Our average mentoring match lasts nearly three years vs. the national average of nine months.

We also partner with churches, ministries, community groups, and schools—like Pittsburgh Public Schools. One2one Mentoring is designed to help children develop socially, emotionally, and spiritually through meaningful and trusting relationships with their mentor.

mentoring models

Site based

- Visit your mentee in a structured environment at one of our partner sites.
- Commit one to two hours weekly.
- Build meaningful relationships while playing games, having lunch, reading together, making crafts, and more!

site based

- Visit your mentee in a structured environment at one of our partner sites.
- Commit one to two hours weekly.
- Build meaningful relationships while playing games, having lunch, reading together, making crafts, and more!

community based

- Offers flexibility between you and your mentee.
- Commit three to four hours weekly.
- Explore the area together by visiting museums, going for a hike, baking cookies at home, having a picnic at the local park – the options are endless!
- Utilize complementary tickets to Pittsburgh events when available upon request.

community based

- Offers flexibility between you and your mentee.
- Commit three to four hours weekly.
- Explore the area together by visiting museums, going for a hike, baking cookies at home, having a picnic at the local park – the options are endless!
- Utilize complementary tickets to Pittsburgh events when available upon request.

benefits of mentoring

for you
for the child

how do we do it?

Want to learn more?  Contact our Director of Mentoring, Joanne Galinowski.

mentoring partners

Family Guidance continually seeks Mentoring Partnerships. Are you a part of a church, ministry, or other non-profit group that is interested in a commitment to Mentoring? We can work with you to recruit, train, and support mentor volunteers in a more formal and structured approach.

Current mentoring partners include: North Way Community’s LAMP Program, Aliquippa Impact, Youth for Christ, and more.

To learn more, please contact Director of Mentoring, Joanne Galinowski.
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