We encourage Senior Partners to do free or low-cost activities with the youth they are matched with. What is important to the mentoring relationship is the time you spend together and not how much things cost. As staff, we try to establish that fact with the youth while we are doing waiting activities by emphasizing that we are not made of money, nor will their eventual Senior Partner be. We also inform Senior Partners of free and low-cost activities within their communities on a regular basis so that they can take advantage of them.
In addition, Partners organizes one free or low-cost activity per month which all partnerships are invited to attend. These include but are not limited to: bowling, ice skating, swimming, camping, museum tours and arts and crafts activities.