Will I receive training?
Mentors receive a one-day, eight-hour initial training as well as supplemental meetings to hone their skills. Skills include: coaching in the areas of goal-setting, keeping promises, and handling mistakes. Additionally, our Mentor Program staff will check in with mentors regularly and help them locate resources for their assigned youth.
How do I apply to be a mentor?
Fill out the application packet, including authorization to perform background and references check found here.
How much time do I have to give?
We ask for a minimum one-year commitment and that you meet or make weekly contact with your assigned youth while serving as a mentor.
When does the commitment end?
Mentor-mentee matches will meet for one calendar year and will commence with a graduation. After the graduation mentor-mentee matches may choose to continue the one-on-one relationship with staff support.
What is Group Mentoring?
Group Mentoring places individual mentor-mentee matches into a small group of other supportive mentors and youth (based on their geographic location) where they participate in monthly activities and workshops.
What are the social benefits of mentoring?
You will increase your knowledge of:
–Child and adolescent behavior
–Juvenile parole/probation services
What are the added benefits of mentoring?
–Increased self-confidence in your professional and personal life.
–A better sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
–The knowledge that you are positively impacting another person’s life.
–The opportunity to connect with others in the community who are socially conscious and involved in youth causes.