BE SOMEONE WHO MATTERS TO SOMEONE WHO MATTERS
There are a number of reasons why having a Mentor can be an enriching experience for a young person. They may struggle academically, live in a single parent household, need a self esteem boost, or have recently suffered a death or illness in the family, and having the one-on-one attention from a Mentor allows them to feel special, have someone outside the family to talk to, enjoy new experiences, and learn new things. Experts in youth development agree that children and teenagers benefit from having a positive adult role model in their lives in addition to their parents.
Mentor Me matches children between the ages of 6 to 17 with a reliable adult mentor who will help your child set and meet goals, stand-up to peer pressure, make good choices and gain confidence. Each Mentor is asked to commit to at least one year worth of mentoring and have weekly contact.
The impact of having a mentor in a child's life can be significant:
Our surveys show that children in our One-to-One mentoring program are:
Our mentoring program will provide a stable relationship for your son or daughter with a dependable volunteer Mentor from your community. A Mentor is someone your child can learn from and look up to; someone who can devote special one-to-one time to your child and give encouragement and motivation to reach life goals.
To enroll your child, please fill out this form.
Our case managers will contact you to discuss your application and schedule an interview.
What Happens Next?
Once all your materials are collected, evaluated and approved, we will pre-match your child with a Mentor and discuss the volunteer’s details with you. With your approval of the Mentor, a meeting will be set up so that you, your child and the Mentor can meet and set goals for the mentoring relationship. Please note that our volunteers reside mainly in Forsyth County, Cumming, GA. If you live outside of Forsyth County, we recommend you look for a mentoring organization in your area.
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