Be Part of CAMP

Building a community of support is critical to the success of the CAMP program and  the young adults it serves.  There are a number of ways that individuals, agencies, and organizations can be involved.

 

MENTORING

A CAMP mentor is a caring adult who wants to positively impact a young adult’s life.  Many young adults leave foster care without a permanent connection to a supportive adult.  As a CAMP mentor, you will have the chance to be that needed connection.  You will engage a young adult in new experiences, resources, relationships, and opportunities. In addition to building a supportive relationship, as a CAMP mentor, you will assist a young adult in developing and working toward achieving life goals.  

 

 

There are a few basic requirements to be a mentor:

 

  • Completion of a criminal background check and drug testing
  • Participation in 6 hours of training spread over three sessions
  • A commitment to spend at least 6 hours per month with the youth, which will include a monthly CAMP group event
  • A desire to provide critical support, assistance, and friendship as CAMP young adults explore their options and pursue their goals

Mentors are required to attend a brief preliminary information session at Capital University Law School as the first step in the application process. This session is designed to acquaint potential mentors with the program and our expectations for the mentors and participating young adults. We recommend that you participate in one of the upcoming sessions listed below to expedite the application process. Attending a session does not obligate you to continue with the application process.

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information Session will take place at Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad Street, Colubus, Ohio 43215.

  • Monday, January 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here to register for an information session or for more information on how to become a CAMP mentor.

 

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO BE A PART OF CAMP

Although the focal point of the program is mentorship, CAMP will provide an array of services and supports for young adults aged 18-21 who have aged out of care. Building a community of caring individuals and organizations to support the mentorship pair is essential.  There are many roles to fill: 

  • Child-caring agencies can share the news about CAMP among their staff and affiliated families and refer interested and eligible young adults to the program.
  • Individual and organizational stakeholders can provide other types of support – assisting with planning and organizing group activities, sharing expertise in relation to plan core areas, and sharing information about CAMP, to name a few.

Click here for more information on how to become a CAMP partner.