*Originally published at Chattanoogan.com
Kingdom Partners mission is to “provide kingdom transformation with kingdom solutions.” In order to provide this transformation, Kingdom Partners has partnered with other community organizations
to launch the Mentoring Collective. Kingdom Partners and local community partners aim to create mentoring opportunities for youth by empowering the Church and community to move into more formal mentoring relationships.
These partners include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, City of Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Centers, Community Forward Schools and United Way of Greater Chattanooga.
Oliver Richmond, president of Kingdom Partners shared his enthusiasm about this new initiative. “This is the first big idea to come out of charity to change churches cohort. We believe relationships are one of the keys to helping our youth flourish in life.”
The Mentoring Collective will kick-off with a press conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hardy Elementary School. United Way of Greater Chattanooga, The City of Chattanooga, Kingdom Partners and Big Brothers Big Sisters will each speak on the importance of this new city-wide initiative. The Mentoring Collective aims to mobilize the faith community to mentor youth. The Mentoring Collective will partner with churches to employ mentoring coordinators in churches, with a goal of recruiting mentors for multiple community partners that currently provide mentoring services to youth. Mentors and mentees will be paired in mentoring relationships through local organizations with group or
Each partner will adhere to Mentoring Standards to ensure child safety and positive youth outcomes.
Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide training for all mentors.
For more information about Kingdom Partners, visit https://kingpartners.org.