Empowering the Youth of Our Community
The number of kids in the foster care system in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties (Florida)
Average time a child waits in the foster care system after biological rights are terminated
Average age of the children in the foster care system who need mentoring
At Primavera Mentoring we pair adults with youth in Pinellas County communities to create caring and compassionate mentoring relationships through:
Biblical Encouragement | Tutoring and Homework Help | Life Skills and Vocational Skills
Recreation | Healthy Fellowship
It all takes place in weekly, on-site programming.
The Facts Speak The Truth
Children who have a positive role model through mentorship are more likely to improve their academic performance, make better decisions, have more self confidence, and have a better sense of belonging. Positive, regular activity with an adult, over the course of even one year, makes a big difference.
Mentored Kids Are
Less likely to use illegal drugs
More likely to enroll in college
More likely to volunteer regularly
More likely to participate in extracurricular activities
More likely to become a mentor to others
Our ultimate desire is to show these youth that they have a faithful Father in Heaven whose love for them is immense and boundless. Join us as we love, help, and serve our neighbors who need to be poured into by people just like you.
The commandment to love our neighbor is prevalent throughout Scripture. As a matter of fact, it appears in the books of Leviticus, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Romans, Galatians, and James. These youth are growing up within miles of our church. They are quite literally our neighbors. We have the opportunity to serve them this very week.
“And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Matthew 22:39
Our God is called the “helper” (Psalm 10:14) and the “Father” (Psalm 68:5) of the fatherless. One of our callings is to be more like God (Matthew 5:48). God loves and comforts these children, and we can do the same.
“...to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.”
- Psalm 10:14b
We also see in the book of James that part of “pure and undefiled religion” means visiting orphans. Many of the youth we serve are orphans, so we have a calling to represent Christ by serving them.
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction” - James 1:27a