Mentoring is available for youth in foster care, ages 12-19. Our mentoring program is year-round and has a proven method for helping young people of all backgrounds and circumstances achieve their potential. Mentors offer support, counsel, and friendship while setting a positive example.
Some of our earliest mentors began when their protégées were in their early teens, and are now helping to guide them through their college years. Our intentional mentoring program is a proven method to help teens reach their full potential. The goal is to pair every young person who attends Teen Reach Adventure Camp or Bridge with a healthy mentoring relationship, especially those 15 years and older. Our program is built on a Christian foundation and brings hope, healing and a bright future to teens in foster care.
This resource guides the teen to investigate possible career opportunities, as well as identify their gifts, strengths, passions and weaknesses. It also helps the teen research different career possibilities, training and education requirements, salary ranges and job availabilities. A key section identifies obstacles or distractions that could potentially derail the teen from achieving their goals, and once they’re recognized, decide how each they should overcome them.
We want to help teens strategically plan their lives for success, and that process doesn’t happen by accident. The message is,
Growing up in a foster or group home with anywhere from six to 20 other teens means it’s often easy to get lost in the shuffle, but having even one person in their life who’s focused on hearing them may be the closest they've felt to being loved.
Remember, "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
Mentors must be 25 years old or older, and demonstrate character traits of integrity, respect, caring, and the ability to have fun! Our next training date is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 9:30am-2:30pm. Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a mentor.Volunteer Today