Why Mentor? Kids Matter! To the world, you may be just one person. But to one person, you can be the world!
Youth today need someone to guide them into positive choices that will lead toward a productive future. Did someone along the way make you feel capable? Make you feel cared about? Help you see your talents? Children today need the very same gifts that helped you become who you are now!
So, share what you know. Be a mentor!
Becoming a Mentor is as Easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Learn About the Options Based on your interests and availability, we'll suggest several possible programs.Some options include:
Benefits to Mentors As a mentor, you will enhance your
Time management skills
VisitWhoMentoredYou.orgto learn about how mentoring affected the lives of people such as Marian Wright Edelman, Gloria Estefan, James Earl Jones, Larry King, John McCain, Edward James Olmos, Colin Powell, Bill Russell, Oprah Winfrey and more.
What is a Community-based Mentor? Like other mentors, traditional mentors provide caring and guidance to their mentees through an on-going relationship. These mentors and mentees meet one-on-one at times and places that fit their schedules.
Passing a football, playing hoops
Talking about school and friends—and life
Planning a project and doing it together
Exercising, crafts, playing computer games
Attending a festival or sporting event
What is Expected?
4 hours together per month (Mentors often choose twice/month, 2 hours/time)
Access to a dependable car with insurance
Being a good listener
Interest in developing a caring and supportive relationship
Looking for the young person's strengths and helping build them
Having fun together!
Call or email us for more information: Phone: 614.839.2447, ext. 103
Email: Elizabeth Joy
Head Back to School to Help a Kid Grow! Help an child discover an interest in reading as you explore the world of dinosaurs or sports stars...
Play basketball together in the school gym or Connect Four while mulling over the challenges of being 11 and wanting to be liked...
What is a Site/School-Based Mentor? Site/school-based mentors and mentees meet one-on-one, sometimes as part of a larger group in a school or other facility, usually at a fixed time during or after school each week.
Playing games (based on the age of the young person—Connect 4, Catch Phrases, Mastermind)
Working on computers
Talking about school and friends—and life!
Helping with homework
Call or email us for more information:
Phone: 614.839.2447, ext. 103
Email: Elizabeth Joy