Our mission TrueNorth brings together influencers, innovators and change-makers to inspire hope and create a better world.
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Ways to help youth thrive


Volunteers, ages 18 and older, are matched with Newaygo County youth, between the ages of 5 and 14, in a one-to-one mentoring relationship for a minimum of a one year commitment. Matches meet about four times each month and spend a minimum of eight hours each month together. Matches determine scheduling that works best for them to spend time together. Matches determine scheduling that works best for them to spend time together. TrueMentors After School is in partnership with Project FOCUS at Hesperia Community Schools. Mentees are in grades K-4th and mentors are Hesperia Middle and High School students. Matches meet every Monday afternoon from 4-5 pm throughout the school year.  TrueMentors Parks in Focus is an outdoor based group mentoring program. The purpose is to connect youth to nature through photography. We take an annual week long camping trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, as well as shorter local trips to State Parks and public lands throughout the year.
    , Other
  • Weekly
  • Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
  • On-site
  • Outdoor, Social Skills
  • Birth to 5, Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same One-to-One
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household
  • Community Center
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals, Male
  • 1 Full Year, More Than A Year
  • 2 Hours/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
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How you help TrueNorth Community Services' more than 80 programs and services succeed because they are the collaborative work of concerned people creating effective solutions to meet needs in their own communities. Community needs cannot be addressed without the efforts of an active, growing, and incredibly caring volunteer base.
About us TrueNorth Community Services is a private, nonprofit organization that builds communities with one mission. Founded in 1972, TrueNorth's vision is to lead Michigan in collective impact by creating relationships, enhancing resiliency, and strengthening communities for individuals and families. Our framework is focused on opportunity, resilience, and community. TrueNorth offers more than 80 programs and services; and has a service focus touching all of Michigan.
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