Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

Programs like Big Brothers or Big Sisters which provide male or female adult companionship, guidance and/or role models for young men or women who are from families in which adult figures of the same sex are absent or available on a limited and inadequate basis or who are troubled and at risk for delinquency. Also included are programs in which people in their teens provide companionship for younger children. (AIRS PH-1400.5000-100)

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Blackfoot, ID

700 E Alice St
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-785-8454
Address: 700 E Alice St
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 208-785-8454
Eligibility: Must be at least 55 years of age.
Services Provided: Senior volunteers providing services to children with special or exceptional needs in non profit sites and schools in SE Idaho.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 3/15/2019

Boise, ID

110 N 27th St
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-377-2552
Organization Name: Big Brothers - Big Sisters
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Address: 110 N 27th St
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-377-2552
Eligibility: Any child, Ages 6 through 16.
Services Provided: For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Bigs and Littles do simple things together - playing sports, seeing movies, cooking, going over schoolwork, visiting museums, washing the car, taking walks, volunteering in their communities, or just hanging out together. It's the friendship that develops while doing these everyday activities that makes the difference.

Big Brothers Big Sisters works closely with parents and guardians to match every child with the right Big. Every volunteer is screened, trained, and supervised, and professionals in youth development support each match to help ensure that the relationship will be safe and rewarding for everyone involved.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/9/2020
8901 W Franklin Rd
Boise, ID 83709-0638
Phone: 208-376-4411
Organization Name: Boy Scouts of America
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Address: 8901 W Franklin Rd
Boise, ID 83709-0638
Phone: 208-376-4411
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Serving youth from 1st grade through High School through the Tiger Cubs (age 6 or 1st graders), Cub Scouts (age 7 - 10), Boy Scouts (age 10 1/2 - 18), Varsity Scouts (age 14 - 18), Venturing (Coed - ages 14 - 20). Also serve youth through Learning For Life in School Programs and career exploration (Exploring) served primarily through business or organization sponsors.
Our Mission is to help youth make ethical decisions that will affect them positively their whole life. This is done through adult association through chartered sponsors via religious, service clubs, schools, public or private organizations who own, or charter the program for the purpose of helping their organization, the adults and youth. Any boy may join at any time of the year through an existing Pack, Troop, Team or Crew.

ORE-IDA COUNCIL DISTRICTS:
CENTENNIAL DISTRICT
Serves Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Caldwell, Middleton, Marsing Homedale, Jordan Valley, Notus, Wilder

GEM STATE DISTRICT
Eagle, Star, Emmett, Sweet, Horseshoe Bend, Garden Valley, Cascade and the Meridian School District lying north of Interstate 84

OREGON TRAIL DISTRICT
SERVING THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES:
Bruneau, City of Boise, Garden City, Glenns Ferry, Grandview, Idaho City, Mountain Home and Meridian School District lying South of Interstate 84.

SEVEN RIVERS DISTRICT
SERVING THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES:
Ontario, Payette, Nyssa, Vale, New Plymouth, Parma, Adrian, Fruitland, Cambridge, Weiser, Burns, McCall, Council, New Meadows, Riggins
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 5/3/2019
1607 W Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-336-5533
Organization Name: JANNUS
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Address: 1607 W Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-336-5533
Eligibility: 55 years or older must be @200% or lower of current federal poverty level
Services Provided: Opportunities for low-income seniors to volunteer in educational based non-profits throughout the Treasure Valley and if eligible, receive a modest stipend for their time.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1410 Etheridge Ln.
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-377-2011
Address: 1410 Etheridge Ln.
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: 208-377-2011
Eligibility: Contact for specific eligibility.
Services Provided: In mentoring relationships with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives - strong values, social conscience and conviction about their own potential and self worth.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018
Address: 4355 W Emerald St
Suite 250
Boise, ID 83702
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the largest early childhood organization in the US. Idaho also has five local affiliated chapters: North Idaho AEYC, Eastern Idaho AEYC, Snake River AEYC, Treasure Valley AEYC, and Palouse Area AEYC. Our vision is to inspire and lead those who touch the lives of Idaho's children and encourage commitment to the ideal that every Idaho child deserves to live a satisfying childhood that allows them to develop to full potential. We work to fulfill our mission of improving the quality of life for Idaho's young children and their families by (1) improving professional practice in early care and education, (2) building public understanding and support, and (3) building and maintaining a strong, diverse and inclusive organization. The following projects are administered through Idaho AEYC:

...IdahoSTARS Professional Development System includes Registry, Career Pathway, Incentives and Scholarships, Mentor/Coaches, Reaching the STARS Quality Rating System, Trainer and Training Approval, and 7 Regional Child Care Resource and Referral Offices(CCR&R).
..Scholarships Academic scholarships to increase the level of education of people working in child care centers and family child care homes while making the educational process more affordable, increasing wages and reducing staff turnover. Scholarship funds are offered toward a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, an Early Childhood Associate Degree, a technical certificate, or Bachelor Degree in the field of early childhood education. ..Mentoring for Early Care and Education Project (M.E.C.E.)
The vision of M.E.C.E is to develop a pool of qualified professionals throughout Idaho's seven regions. Under the IdahoSTARS initiative, early care and education practitioners and/or directors can obtain financial assistance for mentor services in the following categories: Idaho Quality Child Care Apprenticeship program, 2) Individual Projects, 3) Accreditation support, 4) Environment Assessments, 5) and Child Care Health Consultants. M.E.C.E. is currently accepting applications for mentors wishing to work with providers as well as providers seeking mentor/coaching. To be eligible for mentoring services you must be enrolled in the IdahoSTARS Professional Development system. IdahoSTARS Quality Child Care Rating System is being piloted in 2008 to ensure that the assessment process is fair and equitable. The end result will include an assessment of child care programs, technical assistance and reassessment that results in a STAR rating of 1-5 stars. This will allow parents to determine the level of quality based on nationally recognized measures of quality in early care and education. A key component of the Quality Rating System is the STRENGTHENING FAMILIES training that helps child care providers include parents in their program planning and become a link to community services for the parents of the children they serve in child care.

..Idaho STATE TRAINING AND REGISTRY SYSTEM (IdahoSTARS) is responsible to monitor Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) providers' eligibility for subsidy payment, Parent Child Care Referrals, Child Care Resource & Referral in all 7 Regions of Idaho, and Professional Development System for child care professionals.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: JANNUS
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Address: 1607 W Jefferson St
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-336-5533
Services Provided: PATH peer specialists outreach to places where persons experiencing homelessness live. In shelters, camping, on the streets or in cars, “couch-surfing” with family or friends or anywhere they feel safe and can survive the elements. PATH peer specialists offer them support and restore hope that there is a future for them. PATH offers these individuals assistance in gaining access to sources of community support, crisis intervention and enrollment in mental health services. These services are also available for person imminently at risk of homelessness.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: YMCA of the USA
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Address: 5959 N Discovery Way
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-344-5501
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Preventative programs are provided for youth and teens at risk. Membership includes: use of pools, gyms, weight room, nautilus center, racquetball and squash court. Services include child care, holiday camps, teen programs.
No Spanish available. Sliding fee scale. Does not accept Medicaid. Child development department does accept ICCP payments.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Caldwell, ID

Organization Name: YMCA of the USA
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Address: 3720 S Indiana Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 208-454-9622
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Preventative programs are provided for youth and teens at risk. Membership includes: use of pools, gyms, weight room and nautilus center. Services include child watch, holiday camps, teen programs. Financial assistance available.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Garden City, ID

610 E 42nd St
Garden City, ID 83714
Phone: 208-888-5392
Organization Name: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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Address: 610 E 42nd St
Garden City, ID 83714
Phone: 208-888-5392
Eligibility: All youth aged 6-18 years. Must be signed up by parent or legal guardian.
Services Provided: The Boys & Girls Club provides safe, fun and affordable after school and summer programs to youth ages 6-18 in Ada County. We offer a unique array of services not available anywhere else in the community. Youth from all over Ada County participate in Boys & Girls Clubs programs and activities at three program sites in Garden City, Meridian and a summer site in Kuna. The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in six core areas:

• Character and Leadership Development
• Education and Career Development
• Health and Life Skills
• The Arts
• Sports, Fitness and Recreation
• Technology

Transportation to the Club is provided at no cost from 12 local schools. Free healthy meals and snacks are served every day. Extended hours are available during the summer and on non-school days for a nominal fee. Kindergarten program is available at the Meridian Club.

No child is turned away for inability to pay and family income status is never a consideration for membership. Please see website for detailed information.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/10/2019

Hayden Lake, ID

10739 N Government Way
Hayden Lake, ID 83835
Phone: 208-772-2455
Organization Name: Boy Scouts of America
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Address: 10739 N Government Way
Hayden Lake, ID 83835
Phone: 208-772-2455
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Inland Northwest Council serves more than 13,400 youth members with nearly 5,000 volunteer leaders in more than 600 Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, Venture crews, Explorer posts, and Learning for Life groups.
The council is divided into 9 districts each with staff support as well as a volunteer committee to organize and support Scouting programs in its geographic area. The council employs 22 full-time, 3 part-time and 150 temporary (for summer camp operations) employees.
Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Our vision is to be recognized as an elite Boy Scout council through leadership, excellent programs, growing involvement and superior customer service.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 4/30/2019

Idaho Falls, ID

545 Shoup
Suite 341
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-523-4842
Organization Name: Big Brothers - Big Sisters
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Address: 545 Shoup
Suite 341
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 208-523-4842
Eligibility: Children ages 6-15 who are at risk youth.
Services Provided: We recruit, screen, train and match adult volunteers with children, 6-12 years of age, that live primarily in single parent families.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/9/2020
574 4th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-522-5155
Organization Name: Boy Scouts of America
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Address: 574 4th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-522-5155
Eligibility: Youth Age 6 and graduated from Kindergarten - Cub Scouting through Venturing Age 14 - 20 (Coed). Adults must be approved by the Chartered Organization, fill out an adult application (background check).
Services Provided: Serving youth from 1st grade through High School through the Tiger Cubs (age 6 or 1st graders), Cub Scouts (age 7 - 10), Boy Scouts (age 10 1/2 - 18), Varsity Scouts (age 14 - 18), Venturing (Coed - ages 14 - 20). Also serve youth through Learning For Life in School Programs and career exploration (Exploring) served primarily through business or organization sponsors.
Our Mission is to help youth make ethical decisions that will affect them positively their whole life. This is done through adult association through chartered sponsors via religious, service clubs, schools, public or private organizations who own, or charter the program for the purpose of helping their organization, the adults and youth. Any boy may join at any time of the year through an existing Pack, Troop, Team or Crew. Organizations may start a unit under the direction of the Grand Teton Council and the volunteers (organized through the Council or District organizations by: 1. Approving adults; 2. Assigning or recruiting a chartered organization adult representative and providing a meeting place (or finding one).
$15.00 a year registration. This rate is prorated depending on the month registered for both adults and youth.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 8/28/2019
Organization Name: Idaho Centers for New Direction
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Address: 1600 S 2500 E
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: 208-524-3000
Eligibility: Priority is given to low-income adults providing for children
Services Provided: The Center for New Directions offers individual career/personal counseling and classes for single parents, displaced homemakers and other adults going through a transition. One on one sessions are available for self-esteem building, re-focusing your life, career or self exploration. Mentoring and retention services for EITC students.

Counseling for students and adults.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/20/2018
155 N. Corner St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4031
Phone: 208-523-0600
Organization Name: YMCA of the USA
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Address: 155 N. Corner St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-4031
Phone: 208-523-0600
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Programs that build a healthy spirit, body and mind for all. Services include youth activities and after school programs.

Summer Camp sign up available now (Kindergarten -6th grade).
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/27/2018

Lewiston, ID

1021 Burrell Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-746-2301
Organization Name: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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Address: 1021 Burrell Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-746-2301
Eligibility: Youth Ages 5-18.
Services Provided: The Boys & Girls Club offers programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow--all while having fun.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 4/30/2019

Meridian, ID

911 N Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-376-4960
Organization Name: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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Address: 911 N Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-376-4960
Eligibility: All youth ages 6 to 18. Must be signed up by a parent or legal guardian.
Services Provided: The Boys & Girls Club provides safe, fun and affordable after school and summer programs to youth ages 6-18 in Ada County. We offer a unique array of services not available anywhere else in the community. Youth from all over Ada County participate in Boys & Girls Clubs programs and activities at three program sites in Garden City, Meridian and a summer site in Kuna. The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in six core areas:

• Character and Leadership Development
• Education and Career Development
• Health and Life Skills
• The Arts
• Sports, Fitness and Recreation
• Technology

Transportation to the Club is provided at no cost from 12 local schools. Free healthy meals and snacks are served every day. Extended hours are available during the summer and on non-school days for a nominal fee. Kindergarten program is available at the Meridian Club.

No child is turned away for inability to pay and family income status is never a consideration for membership. Please see website for detailed information.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 1/9/2020
Organization Name: YMCA of the USA
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Address: 936 W Taylor St
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-855-5711
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Preventative programs are provided for youth and teens at risk. Membership includes: use of pools, gyms, weight room, nautilus center, racquetball and squash court. Services include child care, holiday camps, teen programs.
No Spanish available. Sliding fee scale. Does not accept Medicaid. Child development department does accept ICCP payments.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Nampa, ID

316 Stampede Dr
Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: 208-461-7203
Organization Name: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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Address: 316 Stampede Dr
Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: 208-461-7203
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Boys & Girls Club offers programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow--all while having fun.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Montoring Network
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Address: Nampa, ID 83652
Phone: 208-459-2844
Services Provided: The Mentoring Network, Inc. serves five rural school districts (Nampa, Caldwell, Parma, Homedale, Vallivue) offering school-based mentoring to at-risk students, grades 1st-8th.

The goals of the mentoring program are to improve at-risk students' attendance, grades, and behaviors through friendship building with responsible, caring adults (18yrs. and older) who meet with their student one hour, once a week, on the school grounds, during the school year.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Pocatello, ID

Organization Name: Care Net
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Address: 845 S 9th St
Suite B
Pocatello, ID 83209
Phone: 208-478-4673
Services Provided: Free pregnancy tests; pregnancy options education and support; community referrals; STD and STI education and information; adoption information and support; LifeSteps Mentoring Program (client can earn baby bucks to purchase items from store); a life skills program for budgeting, car buying, house cleaning, etc.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/10/2019
Organization Name: Community Action Partnerships
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Address: 641 N 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-232-1114
Eligibility: Call for specific information
Services Provided: Provides rental assistance when funds are available.

Private, non-profit agency which serves the economically and socially disadvantaged by responding to their specific needs, enabling them to become self-sufficient and reach their full potential through individual, social, and educational development.

Services may include, but are not limited to, food commodities, emergency food, energy assistance, clothing, limited financial assistance dependent upon funding sources, family development programs, and telephone assistance. Other community programs may be available, call your local office for details.

SEICAA Housing is run out of this office. This program offers affordable housing, including housing for the elderly. All housing is rental. Housing is in Blackfoot and Pocatello. All housing is for low income tenants.

RSVP program also out of this office.
Meals on Wheels is for residents of Bannock County that are homebound.

IDA stands for Individual Development Accounts. IDAs are matched savings accounts that can be used to save for a certain asset goal (restrictions apply). To get more information ask to speak to an account manager. For more information ask to speak with Patty Day.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Twin Falls, ID

999 Frontier Rd
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-736-7011
Organization Name: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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Address: 999 Frontier Rd
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-736-7011
Eligibility: All youth ages 6 - 18 years. Must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Services Provided: The Boys & Girls Club offers programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow--all while having fun.

Our after school and summer programs are designed to give kids a safe, fun, and positive place to go develop social skills, new talents, independent thinking and cooperative behavior offers a variety of fun and engaging recreational and educational activities for members. These activities include arts and crafts, education center and computer activities, game room and a wide range of field trips. Our professionally trained staff will provide members with events and a positive safe environment.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 4/30/2019
1751 Elizabeth Blvd
Twin Falls, ID 83301-6938
Phone: 208-733-4384
Organization Name: YMCA of the USA
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Address: 1751 Elizabeth Blvd
Twin Falls, ID 83301-6938
Phone: 208-733-4384
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: YMCA offers youth activities such as sports and after school programs.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

12410 Milestone Center Drive Ste 600
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
Address: 12410 Milestone Center Drive Ste 600
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
Email: info@fatherhood.org
Eligibility: For peer fathers or for fatherless children.
Services Provided: The National Fatherhood Initiative aims to improve the well-being of children through the promotion of responsible fatherhood.
Fatherhood program locator.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/6/2020

WA

Spokane, WA

222 W Mission Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-328-8310
Organization Name: Big Brothers - Big Sisters
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Address: 222 W Mission Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-328-8310
Eligibility: Children ages 6-14 who are at risk youth.
Services Provided: Children and youth 6-12 years old from single parent homes are matched to carefully screened men, women and couples. The volunteers see their "little sister/brother" consistently 8-16 hours per month for a minimum of a year. No fee or eligibility requirements each child is looked at on a case by case situation. School based mentoring available @ 11 hours per week.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
1404 N Ash
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 800-827-9478
Organization Name: Girl Scouts of USA
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Address: 1404 N Ash
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 800-827-9478
Eligibility: Any girl between the ages of five and 17 can be a Girl Scout.
Services Provided: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. In an atmosphere of fun and friendship, Girl Scouting prompts discovery, encourages leadership, and drives girls to take action in their own lives and for the benefit of the community.
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018