Mentoring is an opportunity for children to experience and to express their feelings, in a safe environment. Often times, we have sessions with the parents present, so that the especially inexperienced parents can see the importance of positive reinforcement and engaging their children in healthy communications.
1) Onward Bound children’s mentoring builds confidence, hope, social acceptance, academic achievement, meaningful relationships, positive sense of well-being, and most importantly victory over depression.
2) Onward Bound teen workshop goals are to engage, bring hope, gather positive indicators and outcomes particularly from youth at risk or ex-offenders and those who feel hopeless, locked in perpetual poverty.
We strive to produce quantitative and qualitative data to support decision making, refine program delivery, and meet established program goals.
Goals in brief: Stand by me friendship building:
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for anotrher. John 5: 3
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 1 Cor 13: 3-10
Out of the heart flows words and actions. Relationships with people are impacted by words and behavior. Whatever rules our hearts binds us to influence over our lives and behavior… and how we respond to suffering and blessing. Onward Bound helps youth identify stumbling blocks of poor decision making. We strive to instill positive permanent change toward responsible living. Best practice is friendship encouragement. Please review aspects of character building which cultivate growing heart change:`
Children Ages 3 - 12 Upward Bound
Policies and Procedures
Childrens' Safety March
Having a Happy Home.
Youth Ages 13-19 Step by Step
Summer 2015 students in action at the Minnesota Science Museum
Opportunity Youth in HC Juvenile Detention Center gaining understanding of Manufacturing using 3D CADD
Program details of Onward Bound Summer Program 2015
June 2016 project involvement
December 2016 teamork in CADD designing
September 2016 design and creativity
HCJDC Fall 2017 CADD, 3D Printing, and Mig welding instruction
Minnesota Science Museum Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
North Minneapolis Youth at Science MuseumThank you Justin
We are Certified
During CoViD 19 season, to the many with whom OLH partners in crisis, our plan is to deliver Baskets of Hope curbside and inspire people of broken families to employ principles of practical change. This means emotional self-control, personal responsibility, forgiveness, reconciliation, and being accountable to the staff of OLH by means of phone. We document many true stories of transformed people.
Hope baskets include blankets, clothing, diapers, healthy non-perishable food, personal care items, books, toys, healthy nutrition guides and simple Growing Hearts assignment. These items are so encouraging to families struggling to supplement needs and offset higher costs of utility bills.