Effective Mentoring: Making it Work in Your Ministry

Every youth needs a mentor. Many receive mentoring through family, school, or church. Our most vulnerable youth never receive the extra adult attention that can help them thrive. Effective mentoring requires adherence to best practices so that the program is safe, effective, and sustainable. Many churches and nonprofit ministries have incorporated mentoring into their programing […]

Preparing Adolescents for Independence

When children age out of care, they are often not equipped for self-sufficiency. This workshop will specifically focus on developing programs to prepare adolescents for successful reintegration into their families and communities of origin. While drawn from programs in international contexts, key principles will carry relevance for serving youth in all settings.

Bridges to Adulthood: Success Strategies for Aging Out Youth (US & Global)

In this fast-paced interactive strategy session, we will examine the five core elements of the Alliance’s Aging Out Initiative’s “Bridge” to successful, Christ-honoring transitions to adulthood for youth aging out of the U.S. foster system and global orphan care. See proven models and case studies, explore the data, hear from frontline experts, and share your […]