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Child Safe Michigan

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BENEFITING: CHILD SAFE MICHIGAN

EVENT: Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2014

THE STORY:

Children’s health and well-being are in large part dependent on the life circumstances in which they are born and grow up. In order to thrive and develop to their fullest potential, their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and access to healthcare must be met and they must have opportunities to develop safe, stable and nurturing relationships with parents, caregivers and other adults. 

The youth in our programs come from chaotic and unpredictable environments. Youth, especially in foster care, need healthy, functioning adults to serve as role models and provide guidance, emotional support and sometimes simply an understanding ear. Child Safe Michigan’s Mentoring program provides youth age 7-23 who are involved in the child welfare system, the opportunity to positively interact with an adult mentor. Youth are given the chance to develop a relationship with an adult, other than an authority figure, who then becomes a role model and advocate for the youth. A process has been developed in making sure that the right mentor is matched up with the right mentee to ensure that a match will last well beyond the one year commitment. Our goal in our mentoring program is not just to make a match but to create a long-lasting positive friendship. 

School-based mentoring services are provided for at-risk children who struggle in school with academic, social and/or behavioral problems and who might otherwise not have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor. Child Safe’s Mentoring Program provides a structured, group mentoring experience (1 mentor per 3 or 4 students) our focuses is on team building, identifying and overcoming obstacles, goal setting and achieving, academic achievement, as well as, life skills including career and college exploration, money management, interviewing and resume writing skills. 

Past surveys have proven that youth in both our community-based and school-based programs have improved in the following areas (this has been measured by direct surveys from students, mentors, teachers and foster parents):

Confidence
Self-esteem
Motivation
Academics
Responsibility
Social skills

For the mentoring program, the following have been achieved:

Increased number of youth served in the community-based program;
Increased number of youth served in the school-based program;
Increased the retention rate of mentors;
Increased awareness of our community- and school-based program;
Increased the average length of match.

In 2013, our Mentoring Program served over 150 youth. Those in our community-based Mentoring Program have an average length of match of 2 ½ years. Our school-based program has been such a success that in the fall 2014-2015 students will have opportunity to earn half of a credit for participating in our program. 

100% of our funds raised will go towards supporting this great program. 

This is an incredible opportunity for you to contribute to a cause that will have a tangible and long lasting impact on the lives of low-income, “at-risk”, and  youth who reside in the foster care system. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at jbrubaker@childsafemichigan.org

$2,355

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alexis Redmond

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sierra Hale

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Katie Beger

    $20

  • Diane Zane

    $50

  • Bentley & Isabella Carey

    $100

  • Theresa Marth

    $50

  • Barack Obama - your biggest fan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Linda Barc

    $10

  • Dennis & Carol

    $50

  • Your favorite Director

    $20

  • Dave and doris martin

    $100

  • McLendons

    $25

  • Allan & Brittany Sharp

    $50

  • Kathy Welch

    $100

  • Henry Lee

    $1,000

  • Cuthberson Family

    $100

  • Shirley Lesniak

    $100

  • Ashley deBear

    $20

  • Charlotte Terry

    $250

  • Elizabeth Brazilian

    $50

  • Betsy Reich

    $100

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The Team: $2,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CHILD SAFE MICHIGAN

Amount Raised

$1,595

Fundraiser Title

Ann Lesniak

Amount Raised

$495

 

20% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Blackburn-Brubaker

Amount Raised

$210

 

21% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Auwers

Amount Raised

$40

Fundraiser Title

candace lomasney

Amount Raised

$15

 

30% Raised of $50 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Novak

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Betsy Reich

Betsy Reich

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Kelly Overall Hollerbach 4 years ago

Elizabeth Brazilian

Elizabeth Brazilian

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Charlotte Terry

Charlotte Terry

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Ashley deBear

Ashley deBear

DONATION: $20

This is not NOT pity money... 4 years ago

Shirley Lesniak

Shirley Lesniak

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Cuthberson Family

Cuthberson Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Henry Lee

Henry Lee

DONATION: $1,000

In honor of Keith Pomeroy 4 years ago

Kathy Welch

Kathy Welch

DONATION: $100

In honor of the 2103-2014 High School Program Mentees 4 years ago

Allan & Brittany Sharp

Allan & Brittany Sharp

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

McLendons

McLendons

DONATION: $25

4 years ago