Since 2011 The Landing Youth and Tutoring center has provided a safe and positive after school space for the middle school and high school students of Crook County. Currently open four nights per week during the school year, the mission of The Landing is to enrich, mentor and educate through after school programs. They do this primarily through volunteers who help students with homework, teach life-skills, and act as mentors to many of the youth.
Our volunteer program has been successful largely due to the quality of our volunteers and the autonomy we provide to them as youth mentors. Each of our volunteers brings a unique personality and skill set to The Landing. We try to encourage our volunteers to use their strengths in building healthy relationships with the youth.
When it comes to the benefits of spending time at The Landing, our volunteers say they enjoy being around the energy of the youth. They also like seeing that they are making a difference in the lives of others. Many of the students at The Landing are in the awkward stages of middle school. Having caring mentors and tutors makes a big difference in how they transition from kids to young adults.
The Landing is an extension of Central Oregon Youth Development, Inc.
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