Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCMI) is an intermediary for 178 non-profits (Compassionate Ministry Centers-CMCs), of which 64 serve at-risk youth nationwide. NCMI seeks to assist in the expansion of an existing mentoring movement among CMCs by promoting and institutionalizing a wide range of mentoring best practices.
NCMI defines mentoring as a structured, one-to-one relationship or partnership that focuses on the needs of the mentoring participants (mentor, mentee and parent/guardian). The mentoring bond fosters a caring and supportive relationship between the mentor, the mentee, the parent/guardian and the mentoring program staff. The mentoring relationship encourages the mentoring participants to develop their fullest potential and to create a vision for their future. Lastly, the mentoring relationship and bond embraces the family unit by providing wrap-around services that encompass the well-being and nurturing of parental/familial relationships.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention supports the NCMI Mentoring Initiative under the grant Award No. 2014-JU-FX-0017.
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