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Mentoring Youth Development

Youth Learn the Art of Dining Etiquette

ARCHS' mentoring program taught youth associated with the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) the etiquette of appropriate business dining manners on December 6, 2014. The youth learned about acceptable table conversation, utensil use, proper napkin use, glassware and tableware, and several ways to make a good impression when in a formal dining situation. Participants then put what they learned to use during a full meal complete with salad, a main entree, and dessert.

Earlier this year, other participating youth learned about culinary at Dierbergs, robotics with the University of Missouri -St. Louis, toured to the Metropolitan, Education, & Training (MET) Center to learn about construction prep, and also St. Louis  Community College to learn about computer science. To help determine what careers may fit their skills and interest, the youth took the Character Occupational Relationship Evaluation (CORE) assessment.

Funds for DYS career explorations come through the City of St. Louis' Public Safety, Proposition S, Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Fund.

Read more: Youth Learn the Art of Dining Etiquette

ARCHS Promotes Culinary Skills

ARCHS' mentoring program helped youth associated with Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) fire up the oven and learn various culinary skills at Dierbergs Markets on November 22, 2014. The youth worked with two chefs to prep and prepare Mexican chicken wings, mixed green salad with homemade dressing, Italian pizzeria pizza, Chinese fried rice, gooey butter cake, and strawberry lemonade.

After they were finished, the youth were able to eat the tasty meal they had prepared.

Earlier this year, other participating youth learned about robotics with the University of Missouri -St. Louis, toured to the Metropolitan, Education, & Training (MET) Center to learn about construction prep, and also St. Louis  Community College to learn about computer science. To help determine what careers may fit their skills and interest, the youth took the Character Occupational Relationship Evaluation (CORE) assessment.

Funds for DYS career explorations come through the City of St. Louis' Public Safety, Proposition S, Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Fund.

Read more: ARCHS Promotes Culinary Skills

ARCHS Advances STEM Education Through Robotics

ARCHS' mentoring program helped youth associated with Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) learn how to program robots through computer code by the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) 4-H program on October 18, 2014. The youth practiced making their robots move forward, reverse, and turn through specific coding, and also discussed career opportunities related to the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field.

Earlier this year, other participating youth toured to the Metropolitan, Education, & Training (MET) Center to learn about construction prep, and also St. Louis  Community College to learn about computer science. To help determine what careers may fit their skills and interest, the youth took the Character Occupational Relationship Evaluation (CORE) assessment.

Funds for DYS career explorations come through the City of St. Louis' Public Safety, Proposition S, Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Fund.

Read more: ARCHS Advances STEM Education Through Robotics

ARCHS Celebrates National Mentoring Month with Expanded Resources to Support Mentoring Programs

Fathers' Support Center Youth Mentor Michelle Hiner talks with two mentees about an upcoming college tour the three will take.January is National Mentoring Month, and ARCHS is celebrating with the recent news that it has received $31,744 from the City of St. Louis to provide career exploration activities through its Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program.

The funds come through the city's 2013 Public Safety Proposition S Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Fund.

ARCHS' Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program provides adult mentors to juvenile offenders associated with the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS). Fathers' Support Center in St. Louis serves as ARCHS' program partner to provide the mentoring services.

Most recent data (FY12) of ARCHS' Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program:
  • Parents with children in the program indicated an overall positive perception of the mentoring activities. On a scale of 1-4, parental scores averaged 3.65.
  • Through the program, 18 youth received GEDs, and 11 enrolled in secondary education, such as college classes.

Read more: ARCHS Celebrates National Mentoring Month with Expanded Resources to Support Mentoring Programs