We believe that it is important for adolescents to have relationships with non-related adults. A strength of Wheaton CRC is the vibrant community that has developed with relationships across generational lines. In order to make sure that no adolescents “slip through the cracks” and miss out on such relationships, we have developed a program to partner each 6th-grade through college-age youth with an adult of the same gender. These relationships are not programmed but are open to the interests of the adolescent and adult involved in them. They may include outings, attendance at the youth’s events, remembering birthdays, or however else this friendship develops.