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.