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Get Involved - Be a Mentor

What Makes a Good Mentor

Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. Most of us have had a teacher, supervisor, or coach who has been a mentor to us and made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats, acting as delegators, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. Mentors assume these different roles during the course of a relationship, and share some basic qualities:

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Valid Driver’s License with valid car insurance
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • One Year Commitment
  • A sincere desire to be involved with a young person
  • Respect for young people
  • Active listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Ability to see solutions and opportunities
  • Flexibility

Looking For Mentor

Are you a parent, guardian, teacher, principal, or group home director, or caring adult to a young girl who you feel could benefit from a mentoring program? Or are you a young girl who wants to connect with a mentor? Mentors are supportive individuals who build relationships with young people by offering them guidance, support, and encouragement to help cultivate positive and healthy development. Mentors become part of a team of caring adults that help encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, support academic achievement, and introduce new ideas.