Youth Mentoring

It takes a life to change a life.

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Mentoring has proven to be one of the most effective strategies to change the hearts and paths of at-risk youth. L.O.V.E. is focused on unifying and coordinating mentor recruitment, training and service efforts among area youth-serving organization to share and maximize resources. Our nationally recognized Central Mentoring Collaborative serves as a model to assist other schools and coalitions across Arkansas in developing mentoring programs in their own communities.


Be part of the effort. Call Justin Ratliff at 479-970-8536 or facebook

L.O.V.E. is currently partnering with Angel Tree and Prison Fellowship to reach the over 4000 youth involved with Angel Tree whose Parent/Parents are incarcerated, with either a one on one mentor or to be a part of group mentoring.  You can apply here

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Angel Tree Christmas Program L.O.V.E. Angel Tree Mentoring Program

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Mentoring Youth Training Videos

On this site developed by Education Northwest. Talking it Through: Communication Skills for Mentors promotes successful mentor/youth interactions and relationship-building. Once mentors learn about the complexities of their role, they often wish they were better prepared. Watching and reflecting on the examples in this course can help you be ready for sticky situations. The videos in this series are based on experiences of actual mentoring pairs. You will need to create a login and a password.

Training Videos