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Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI)

Last Update:8/6/2018
Address:PO Box 743
Fishers, IN 46038
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YMI provides school based mentoring for students by building and sustaining a mentoring community with the highest level of service, integrity, encouragement, and empathy. Most importantly, we strive to continue cultivating our community by investing in our Youth.

Mission:  It is the mission of Youth Mentoring Initiative to partner with the Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation and provide specialized mentor programs for students that encourage the development of personal values
Program Description
How it Works:  
A student could be showing signs of emotional or social withdrawal, or simply displaying the desire to want advice from an adult. No matter the reason, all students can benefit from having a mentor in their life. If a student is identified, by either a teacher, parent, or friend, YMI is there to help.
  1. A Student is recommended for a Mentorship - Recommending a student is typically done from within the school — such as a teacher, counselor or administrator.  The student then fills out a questionnaire that helps YMI understand their interests and personality to better pair them with a Mentor
  2. A Mentor is paired with a Student - YMI identifies and pairs a Mentor with a Student using each of their personality questionnaires.  The school works to schedule time for the Student and Mentor to meet once a week for one hour — this often changes from week-to-week to ensure the student is not missing the same classes
  3. Weekly talking points are covered in a conversational format - YMI provides weekly outlines for Mentors to use as conversation starters — these are specially created to help frame a healthy and productive conversation.  The Mentor listens and shares life experiences that help the Student feel heard, validated and comfortable with their thoughts and feelings.  The Mentor notes any pertinent milestones or perspective shifts that the student experiences during their conversations to celebrate at the next meeting.
Counties Serviced
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail:

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