Be a mentor

A mentor is a trusted guide, supporter and friend who assists and encourages youth to fulfill their educational and vocational goals. They serve as a sounding board for young people who have seen violence and crime in their neighborhoods and want to live a drug-free or alcohol-free life.


Our mentor training program has several components using a combination of proven methods we have learned over the years. Here are some of the key elements of mentor training:

  • Research-based instruction in role-modeling skills
  • Goal-setting, keeping promises, handling mistakes
  • Acknowledging student accomplishments, guiding them to achieve their goals
  • Maintaining commitments (yours and theirs)

Who needs a mentor?

  • Kids from struggling families.
  • Kids who need extra help with school.
  • Kids trying to figure out their place in the world.
  • Kids who lack positive adult influence in their lives.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor with the 4-C Coalition, download our mentor kit for more details and fill out the application below.

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