AMIN'S ANGELS INTENSIVE MENTORING
AAIM Mentees' visiting the Wilson Building
YMI in partnership with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) provides Amin's Angels Intensive Mentoring (AAIM). AAIM uses a holistic and therapeutic approach to building strong and personal relationships with mentees' school/education/training providers including; teachers, trainers, office staff, resource officers, probation officers, and principals/program directors.
Additionally, AAIM mentors also establish relationships with the mentee's family, including parents, guardians, and other household members. They prioritize building strong connections with influential family members, even if they do not live with the mentee, as this relationship is crucial to the success of the Intensive Mentoring model.
HOW DOES AAIM MAKE AN IMPACT?
AAIM mentors understand that the well-being and stability of the mentee's family significantly impact the mentee's development. Amin's Angels collaborates with over 200 wrap-around service providers and employers, and AAIM mentors are trained to identify family crises and needs. They often refer mentees' family members to partner organizations that offer temporary housing, education and workforce development programs, food banks, parenting classes, substance abuse treatment, and other relevant services.
AAIM'S MENTORSHIP GOAL
AAIM mentors establish relationships within the mentee's community, actively engaging with individuals who can positively influence the mentee's life. The staff members are trained to approach and build connections with community members, particularly in various neighborhoods in the Metropolitan Area.
The main goal of aggressive mentoring is to meet mentees where they are, penetrate their circle and become a part of their world while positively impacting the main staples in their life.
AAIM TAKES OVER THE APPLE STORE
The mentees' had a great time in the Design Lab learning how to use Procreate with iPads at the Carnegie Library Apple Store.