Mentoring

Mentoring

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Mentoring Program helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help the youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Community Volunteer Application

Mentor Role
  • Support the mission, values and service goals of Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-on-one
    relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set and work towards accomplishing goals
Participation Requirements
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be willing to adhere to Boys Hope Girls Hope Mentor Program policies and |
    procedures
  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program
  • Commit to meeting consistently each month with the mentee
  • Be willing to communicate with the mentee on a weekly or bi-weekly basis
  • Agree to attend mentor trainings as required
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with the Mentor Program Coordinator and submit monthly meeting and activity information
  • Have access to an automobile or reliable transportation
  • Pass a fingerprint background check
Desirable Qualities
  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences
Benefits
  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
  • Training sessions and group activities
  • Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
  • Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
  • Mentee/mentor group activities, complimentary tickets to community events, participant recognition events