RCMC provides direct services to youth mentor  programs throughout Riverside County by:  hosting a web site and mentor information hotline, hosting an annual mentor recognition event, providing training and technical assistance and encouraging member best practices.

About RCMC

 

The Riverside County Mentor Collaborative (RCMC) was founded in 1996 as a network partnership of five organizations who applied for and received funding from the California Mentor Initiative. Since the inception of RCMC, the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP Riverside) has provided staff and financial support to continue the efforts of the collaborative.

RCMC provides direct services to youth mentor  programs throughout Riverside County by:  hosting a web site and mentor information hotline, hosting an annual mentor recognition event, providing training and technical assistance and encouraging member best practices.


The network meets monthly, the second Tuesday of each month, (with the exception of summer months July and August), 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at various sites throughout the county.

MISSION:
Encourage safe, positive mentor-protégé relationships between youth and responsible adults: in the workplace, in before and after-school programs, and in community-based and faith-based mentoring programs.

GOALS:
• Create and sustain a clearinghouse of mentor information
• Provide mentor training and technical assistance
• Increase public awareness of mentor opportunities and secure community support for network members
• Serve as a referral resource to mentors, protégés, and others in the community, linking individuals to organizations
• Encourage best practices and secure Quality Assurance Certification for all members of the network

EXISTING SERVICES:
• Maintain a list of mentor information available to network members through the clearinghouse: books, reports, videos, web sites, etc.
• Maintain a “mentor hot line” that provides information and referrals of mentors and protégés to programs in their region [1-888-mentor6]
• Host a web site that highlights network members, etc. [www.rcmentor.org]
• Provide mentor training opportunities: within the network expertise and from outside the network [workshops, conferences, etc.]
• Host an annual volunteer mentor recognition event
• Promote public awareness of mentoring through news releases, press releases, brochures, etc.
• Host monthly network meetings
• Provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of network members, individually and collectively
• Encourage best practices and promote Quality Assurance Certification for all network members