SWAG* Young Adult Mentoring Program
*Students With A Goal!
Our vision is to provide Calaveras young adults with a smoother road to adulthood.
SWAGs or "Students with a Goal", a moniker they created themselves, and mentors in this unique program form friendships and connections for positive growth. They have the opportunity to participate in and make connections at monthly group activities and field trips, such as cooking classes, driving prep, career and college exploration.
Our mission is to connect young adults with mentors who offer friendship, experience, and resources to help them develop greater self awareness, and experience a smoother road to adulthood.
SWAG is a sister program to the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program, specifically for 16-21 year-olds. It is still in its pilot phase- Join us in this effort!
Monthly "Group Gatherings"
September's gathering took place at the Master Gardener Demo Garden in San Andreas
Making lasting friendships
Connecting with Mentors
Building Resources and Skills
Become a MENTOR.
SWAG mentors are positive role models in our community who want to support our youth by helping them develop important skills for independent living. Mentors are matched with SWAGs according to similar interests and they spend time together forming a friendship and doing activities aimed at meeting their SWAG's individual needs.
Most importantly, SWAG mentors are regular people who want to volunteer their time to support young adults, and have some fun along the way!
Interested in mentoring? Start by attending an Info Session.
Become a SWAG.
SWAGs are young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 who are thinking about their future. SWAGs may be seeking support from a mentor for a variety of reasons, including applying for a job, learning to cook, passing a DMV test, looking toward college, or even car maintenance.
SWAGs also have the opportunity to connect as a group and join our Mentoring community at our monthly group gatherings. These gatherings give SWAGs and mentors a chance to learn from each other and broaden their network while having fun. Be a part of our Mentoring family!
Help them get there by becoming a mentor, sponsoring an event or making a donation. Your contributions go towards recruiting, screening and training mentors, matching, supporting and monitoring, as well as events and evaluations.
RSVP for an Information Session
Send a message below or call 209 736 6091. This is the first step toward learning about the role of a mentor and how to apply. No commitment, just information.
September 10 Monday 1 – 2pm
October 16 Tuesday 5 – 6pm
November 8 Thursday 9 – 10am
December 7 Friday 12 – 1pm
Coordinator, SWAG Young Adult Mentoring Program
(209) 736-6091 Direct
(209) 736-2138 Fax