Information on Mentoring
What it means to be a Mentor
- Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, consistent relationship
- Serve as a positive role model and friend
- Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
- Help youth discover their gifts, talents, and passions
- Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
- Encourage youth toward positive life decisions
- Develop understanding of youth’s cultural and family dynamics
What it takes to be a mentor
- Make a one-year commitment…..studies have proven that it is better for a child to never be matched with a mentor than to be matched and have the mentor not fulfill their commitment. Meet with mentee one-on-one on a consistent basis. Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures. Complete mentor application, agree to Rise Up! faith agreement and complete criminal background check. Attend an initial two-hour training session and quarterly mentor enrichment activities.
How to become a mentor
For information about becoming a mentor contact Andy Malcolm or Debbie Crum by filling out the form below.