Chippewa Valley This Week
In March 2018, Tandem became its own entity and changed the name to Tandem Mentorship Program. There was a board that was established in July 2018 to continue to carry out the Tandem vision of providing mentoring services. As of September 2018, Tandem received its 501(c)3 non-profit status, which serves the same goal of mentoring youth 11-18, with the hope to serve younger youth in the future.
Relationship Director, Ashley Stoll, fills us in on the Tandem Mentorship Program(Tandem), founded in 2016 in Eau Claire by the ministry of 513FREE, a non-profit organization. Through this organization there was a committee appointed to create Tandem. There was a common belief between the committee and 513FREE that many youths in the community were experiencing adversity. They saw the need of Christ-centered and caring adults to walk alongside these youths.