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Become a Mentor

1 in 3 young people will grow up without having a mentor

  • either through a formal mentoring program or informally through a family friend or community member

  • leaving them disconnected from a critical resource to help with these very things

The mentoring program uses adult volunteers who commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive personal, academic, career, and personal goals. Many of the youth have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and required committed mentors so they can regain trust.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Willing and reflective listener

  • Encouraging and supportive

  • Patient and flexible

  • Tolerant and respectful of individual and cultural differences

  • Commit to meet with mentee regularly, either virtually or in-person

Application and Screening Process: 

  • Complete application

  • Attend interview

  • Level 2 Criminal Background Screening

  • Attend mentor training

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