Together we can give children a chance to
thrive in a world full of hope and joy. And it is
easier than you think to get involved.
At—risk children who have a trusted mentor are far less likely to get into trouble and far more likley to do well in school and beyond.
Here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. Most of us have had a teacher 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.
Respect for others and young people.
Active listening skills
A sincere desire to be involved with a
Empathy for people and their
Ability to see solutions and
Need to be flexible.
Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many mentors say that the rewards they gain are as substantial as those for their mentees, and that mentoring has enabled them to:
Make an impact on students' lives while having a blast
Touch lives in a way that truly matters
Hone your leadership, mentoring and communication skills
As a mentor, we require one hour a week for one full school year (August through June), however, you are always welcome to volunteer additional hours!
We require a one-day training with our team and other soon-to-be mentors. Also, you will get a chance to come onto the site and get a feel for the Academy prior to jumping in.
No fees! We gladly cover your cost for the background check, and for all training provided.
We will match you to the closest Academy near your home, office, or desired location.
As a mentor, you will get one on one time with a student doing something they love. Some students will want to sit on a bench, with provided snacks and catch up, others might want to throw a baseball back and forth. You will get to encourage each student in goal setting and in how to deal with successes and challenges they are facing.
We absolutely love our students, and want to make sure a match is going to be great for both the student and the mentor. Due to this, it can take a few months to properly match a mentor with a student.