The Community-Based Mentoring Program is re-launching this year to provide opportunities to for students to connect with caring adults to help them reach their potential.
Q. What are the requirements to become a volunteer mentor?
- Make a commitment for a minimum of one year, attend training, undergo fingerprinting and background check, attend program events and on-going training as provided. Volunteer can participate in one-to -one mentoring or small group mentoring.
Q. What is the time commitment?
- One hour a week for one-to-one mentoring or two hours per month for small group mentoring.
Q. Where does mentoring take place?
- One-to-one mentoring can take place during school or outside of school. Small group mentoring takes place during the school day at designated times.
Q. If I am unable to be a volunteer mentor, are there other ways to support the program?
- Yes. You can volunteer at program events, help share the need for volunteer mentors with others in your network, make a financial donation, or guest speaker or sponsor at an event.
Q. What schools do you support?
- Our focus is on middle and high school students. We provide support and training of volunteer mentors that have been recruited by elementary schools.
Q. How are students identified?
- Our office works with local schools to identify students who could benefit from having a one-to-one mentor or small group mentor. Students must also agree to participate in the program.
Q. How do you involve parents?
- Parents must complete a consent form for their child to participate, communicate with the mentor, and attend program activities.
For additional information, please contact our office at 678-301-7184