What is mentoring?
Mentoring is simple, yet powerful. It’s about friendship, learning, and connections.
Consistency + respect = friendship. You do what you already do—just with a youth.
Sharing what you know + trying new adventures = learning from one another.
Youth + connections = educational, family, and community success.
What is the commitment?
One-on-one mentoring: Minimum of one hour a week for one year.
Can you do more than one hour? Absolutely!
Team Mentoring: Lakeview: Two hours a month from 2:00 to 4:00 for nine months.
Paisley: Two hours a month from 4:30 to 6:30 for nine months.
North Lake: Two hours a month from 4:30 to 6:30 for nine months.
Girl Talk: Two hours a week for each nine-week session from 2:00 to 4:00. First session - October through December. Second session - February through April.
What skills do you need?
Desire to help youth
Desire to have fun
A big heart
An open mind
Willingness to listen
A cheery smile
What’s in it for you?
You get to be a “hero” and you don’t need super powers, tights or a cape!
You make new friends—you can never have too many friends.
You will help improve your world, your community, and your life—one youth at a time.
Top 10 Reasons for Becoming a Mentor
#10 - Finally, an opportunity to wear your tights and cape!
#9 - You will have a youth who thinks you are totally cool.
#8 - A chance to be a kid again and have FUN.
#7 - You will learn something new.
#6 - Seeing the world through younger eyes can change YOUR outlook.
#5 - Successful youth = successful communities.
#4 - It’s a powerful way to change the world–one youth at a time.
#3 - You can help a youth recognize his or her potential.
#2 - Being a “Hero” is awesome!
......and most importantly