Are you interested in giving back to you community? Would you like to have fun and reconnect with your youthful side? Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor for a young person? Now is the time!
What is a Mentor?
A mentor is an adult friend that takes on the role of a teacher or role model for a child. Mentors spend time with young people encouraging positive choices, promoting high self esteem, encouraging academic achievement and introducing new hobbies and experiences. Mentors and young people may develop their friendship by participating in activities such as going to the park, museums, libraries or participating in sports. Mentors and youth may also develop their relationship at the child’s school, when the mentor visits each week to talk, play games, and assist with school work. Each mentoring program is different in terms of where mentors and youth develop their relationship (school, going out to do fun things, or meeting at a community center) but all mentors develop a relationship with a child reinforcing the values and cultural heritage that parents have instilled. Mentors share the importance of these values with youth through fun activities and exposure to new experiences.
If you’re ready to get connected to a mentoring program that meets your needs and interests, or if you’d just like more information about mentoring, click the link below to fill out an online volunteer interest form. One of the staff members from the Mentor Center will contact you to help you connect with one of the 15 mentoring programs in our area. Please also feel free to contact The Mentor Center at (561) 740-7000 x3320.