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Mentors

With 75 kids on the waiting list, Reach Our Youth is in desperate need of caring mentors to improve the lives of kids in our community.


 

As a mentor, you have the ability to change the direction a child's life can go. You get to come alongside them as a caring friend and show them their strengths, be an encouragement in their lives and help them discover the great things about life. Just two hours a week can influence a child's future.

If you have the time and skills to share, you can fill out an application here!

 

 

 

 

What does a Mentor's Job Look Like?

Qualifications

  • Age 16 or older
  • A desire to work with and be accessible to a mentee
  • Warmth, openness, and patience
  • Willingness to listen
  • Ability to set limits and respond to supervision
  • Ability to travel to and from the site of activities

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a friend, advocate, coach, and listener to your mentee on personal, school, career and other issues
  • Meet with mentee for a minimum of two hours, three to four times a month
  • Attend ROY activities as your schedule allows; socialization with other matches in the program is encouraged!
  • Turn in monthly Mentor Reports in a timely fashion (due on the first of the month)

Benefits

  • Giving and sharing your lifetime of experience
  • Opportunity to learn more about yourself and grow in a new way
  • Free attendance at ROY Activities
  • Greater awareness of community resources and the needs of today's mentees
  • Opportunity to have a lasting, positive influence on your community