Become a Mentor

Change a life.

When you become a mentor, you will be committing to actively participate in one of the most impactful things in the life of a young person: a relationship.

What Makes a Good Mentor

Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring.  Mentors assume these different roles during the course of a relationship, and share some basic qualities:

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:

Above all, a good mentor is willing to take the time to get to know their mentee, to learn new things that are important to the young person, and even to be changed by their relationship.

Get Started

You have made a wonderful and very important decision in choosing to become a mentor.  Before you start to look at the programs that are available, think about and identify your own interests and needs. To help you decide which type of mentoring program you want, ask yourself the following questions:

While thinking about these questions, it is helpful to identify your own preferences and needs, and remember mentoring programs are not a “one-size-fits-all.” Knowing about yourself will help in selecting mentoring programs to better fit your needs and ultimately connect with a young person.

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