Why Be a Mentor
Why is mentoring important?
Our community’s future rests on the hopes and dreams of our children and youth. Every child deserves a responsible and concerned adult who will provide guidance and support, help set and accomplish goals, and act as a positive role model.
How can kids benefit from a mentor?
Mentoring can improve kids’ lives by bolstering their self-esteem and offering opportunities for social and emotional skill development. We match children ages 5—14 with positive adult influences.
What is the mentoring process like?
All adult volunteers are interviewed, undergo criminal background checks, and comprehensive screening before being matched with a child. The Program Coordinator then matches the child with mentors based on age, gender, location, interests, and mentor’s previous experience working with youth.
There is continued support by the Program Coordinator during the mentorship and the Coordinator is also responsible for maintaining a relationship with the mentee’s parent and/or guardian. We provide support, structure, and supervision needed to make sure everyone experiences a safe and positive relationship throughout their experience.