Give a little time. Get a lot in return. It only takes a few hours a month to make a huge difference in the life of a child. All children have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society so they can fulfill their dreams. The best part is, you’ll not only see what it does for them, you’ll feel what it does for you.
Research shows mentoring successfully:
- Increases the self-esteem of young people
- Increases student academic success
- Increases positive social interaction by youth
- Reduces the risk that young people will use illegal drugs
- Reduces the risk that youth will begin using alcohol
- Reduces the risk that students will skip school
Mentoring is the presence of caring individuals who provide young people with support, advice, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples. Mentoring can and does help young people succeed, no matter what their circumstances!
So what will we ask of you?
We ask our Mentor to make a commitment of one hour a week in the morning or afternoon in a school setting for a minimum of one school year. We realize that not all schedules can accommodate one hour a week and that each relationship will be customized to fit the needs of the Mentor and Mentee.
What will you do during mentor time?
We ask that you spend time talking and listening or focus on academics. Take some time to have a little fun, like playing a game. Share a hobby. Work on a puzzle. Help your mentee develop a resume', give them pointers on dress or how to interview successfully.
Here is how you can get started:
Getting started is easy fill out application. Once the application process is completed you would attend a mandatory training session at the school. After pairing, then you can begin your relationship with your Mentee.
If you would like someone to contact you to talk more about the program simply fill out the form below and return it to us or give us a call at 405-595-4327. We look forward to speaking with you.