What is a Mentor?

  • A mentor is a positive adult role model
  • A good listener Someone who will help youth explore opportunities
  • Someone who will introduce youth to new activities and ideas
  • Someone to have fun with

A Mentor is not a counselor, social worker, teacher, parent or guardian.

 

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Why might my child need a mentor?
  • Young people need the support of caring adults in order to be successful.
  • Sometimes youth need someone outside their family to share their thoughts with.
  • Mentors can introduce your child to new interests and experiences that will help him/her grow and gain self confidence.
Who are the mentors?

Mentors are adult volunteers 18 years of age and older. They live, work or attend college within Worcester County. All volunteers are checked for background information to make sure they are the best match for the youth.

Who are the mentees?
  • Youth between the ages of 6-17
  • Youth may be involved in Foster Care
  • Youth that will benefit from having a positive adult role model
  • Live in our service area (see map)
  • Youth must want to participate in the mentoring program

There are no fees or income limits to participate in this program.

How to enroll your child: Download the application form now or contact us at 800-579-0000 or www.mentoring.org

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