Lincoln County organizations team up in support of local youth

Posted:  Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:45am
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Over the past year a group of local, youth-serving organizations have been working collaboratively on the development of a county-wide network supporting the development of mentoring communities across Lincoln County. These efforts have culminated in the formation of the Lincoln County Mentor Network (LCMN), a centralized network focused on the recruitment, placement and professional development of adult mentors serving the member organizations of LCMN. 

The Lincoln County Mentor Network is actively seeking adult volunteers. Becoming a mentor with the Lincoln County Mentor Network will provide meaningful connection to a community of youth development professionals who are actively working to make Lincoln County a place where all young people thrive. The benefits of becoming a mentor include access to on-going professional development hosted by a range of professionals across the state, building an authentic connection to youth and adults in our local communities, a heightened sense of self-awareness and the satisfaction of being an active and engaged member of the Midcoast community.

Each LCMN member organization offers unique opportunities for engaging with youth. Activities range from fat tire biking , hiking Lincoln County trails, canoeing local rivers and lakes, mentoring youth through restorative processes, supporting youth with substance and alcohol use, career guidance, English language  tutoring and more.

If you are interested in learning more about the network or becoming a mentor, please attend Lincoln County Mentor Network’s upcoming information session on March 6from 5:30-7 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library. The evening will include information about the network, testimonials from current mentors and mentees and refreshments sponsored by the Rising Tide Co-op. Childcare will be provided by the Y Teen Leaders. For more information, please contact megant@kievewavus.org

Members of the Lincoln County Mentor Network include Healthy Lincoln County, Midcoast Conservancy, CLC-YMCA, Restorative Justice Project, Kieve-Wavus Education, Skidompha Public Library, The Coulombe Center for Health Improvement and representatives from the AOS 93 district and Lincoln Academy.