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.

Become A Mentor And Change A Life

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.

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Would You Make A Good Mentor?

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.

All good mentors share some basic qualities:
  • Respect

    Respect for others and young people.

  • Listening

    Active listening skills

  • Real Desire

    A sincere desire to be involved with a
    young person.

  • Empathy

    Empathy for people and their

  • Problem Solver

    Ability to see solutions and

  • Flexibility

    Need to be flexible.

What are the benefits?

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:

  • Have Fun

    Make an impact on students' lives while having a blast

  • Purpose

    Touch lives in a way that truly matters

  • Personal Growth

    Hone your leadership, mentoring and communication skills

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How much time do I have to commit?

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!

What kind of training is required?

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.

Are there fees involved?

No fees! We gladly cover your cost for the background check, and for all training provided.

Where will my mentor be located?

We will match you to the closest Academy near your home, office, or desired location.

What is a typical day with my mentee look like?

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.

How long will it take to be matched with a student?

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.

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