Youth ages 6-17 who lack role models and are in communities challenged by poverty, crime, and other social issues.
Mentors must be older than 21 years old. All applicants will be subject to a background check and required to complete a 15 hour training. All mentors will be required to spend 1-3 hours/week with their assigned mentee for a minimum of 1 year.
1-3 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year
Mentors meet with their youth out in the community.
Meetings are based on mentor and mentee schedules. Can be days, evenings, or weekends.
As a mentor you can provide a positive & consistent relationship with a young person, helping to improve your mentee's self-esteem, decision making skills, school performance, and interpersonal relationships. Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring and create safe, healthy, and meaningful relationships with a youth. By sharing your time and guidance, you can help your mentee express feelings, have a more positive outlook for the future, and become more confident.