What is a mentor? To put it simply, a mentor is a mature adult who enjoys being with children and youth and wants to make a positive difference in their lives. You don't need to have specific talents or skills, you don't need to "look" a certain way or even be a certain age; mentors come in various shapes and sizes with their own unique life experiences to share with a young person.
However, there is certainly a lot more that goes into being a mentor so it is important to consider your ability to communicate with young people, to engage in activities with young people and to adapt to their varying needs. (If you are unsure about your ability to mentor, check out the "is mentoring for me" page to walk through our mentoring quiz).
There are a few steps necessary to become a mentor. Just contact our office and we'll walk you through them.
1. We'll Interview you to get to know you
2. You'll provide references of people who can speak about you
3. We'll do a Background check, including a police check
4. Once you're selected to be a mentor we'll get you involved.
Want to get involved? Click here.
BECOME A MENTOR
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Mission: To match children and youth, who will benefit, with mentors who will help them build confidence and self-esteem.