Boys & Girls Club of Vineland

Youth for Success Initiative




The Youth for Success Initiative, funded by the NJ Attorney General's Office, is a collaboration of various agencies in Cumberland County (with the Boys & Girls Club as lead agency) along with the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition. The major goal of the initiative is to help curb juvenile delinquency in our communities. Transportation required, program runs year-round.
Girls: “Smart Girls” program
Boys: “Passport to Manhood” program
Located at Family Success Center in Millville, Tuesdays at 5:00PM 
Contact: Tygh Powell, Case Manager,
856-896-0244 .
E-Mail: tpowell@vinelandbgc.org


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BEAM: Breathe Easier with Asthma Management


BEAM is designed to raise awareness about asthma and to educate youth and their parents or caregivers about the disorder and how to best manage it.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Please fill this out and email to jeldridge@vinelandbgc.org or fax to 856-896-0376.

Do you know someone that could use a mentor? Please complete this referral request and submit it to Jamie-Lynn Eldridge at jeldridge@vinelandbgc.org or fax to 856-896-0376 . If you have any questions, please call 856-896-0244 for more information.


Requests can come from a family member, school personnel, case worker, police personnel, etc.

https://ccpydc.com/yfs/

Boys & Girls Club of Vineland now has a Mentoring component...


Since 2008, Boys & Girls Clubs and the at-risk youth they serve have benefited from grant funding provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). As a result, Club mentoring programs in underserved communities have been expanded and enhanced exponentially. This year, BGCA through grant funding from OJJDP, will provide local Clubs with the resources to effectively mentor more 32,000 youth at 1,450 Club sites in all 50 states, plus American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Mentoring at Boys & Girls Clubs (MBGC) approach unites the powerful mentoring elements present in Clubs with formal mentoring practices and research/evidence-based prevention programs. MBGC provides a combination of one-on-one, group, and peer mentoring services. Mentoring is site-based and provided by Club staff, volunteers, and peers, with ongoing efforts to recruit minority male mentors.

MBGC incorporates each of the elements of effective practice for mentoring, including screening, training, matching, monitoring and support, and closure. MENTOR, the National Mentoring Resource Center and the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ have been invaluable resources guiding the development of MBGC mentoring programs and services.

MBGC training resources updated this year integrate new research and evidence-informed training topics included in the 4th Edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, as well as research-informed training regarding the effective assessment and usage of mentee risk data.