To positively impact the lives of young people by providing adult support and learning opportunities that promote character development and life-enhancing values through sport, career guidance and work-placement, while enhanceing personal development.
The program helps young people build character and life skills through
exposure to areas of interest and the world of work.
Mentor Age: 20+
Mentee Age: 12-20
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors This section is intended to help new mentors:
Role of a Mentor.
Overview of our program.
Q. Understand the history, mission, and goals of the program.
Q. Learn about the youth the program serves.
Q. Develop a realistic understanding of their roles.
Stages - Creating The Relationship.
Stages - Building On The Relationship.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: 1. A written application (includes APA membership)
2. Working With Children Card.
3. Police clearance.
6. A minimum of three character references from friends, family members, and co-workers
7. Acceptance criteria based on the program’s goals and objectives
9. Completion of orientation and training
10. Ongoing monitoring and support
Mentor Position Description: The volunteer may be asked to work on certain aspects of the young person’s development. He or she will work closely with agency staff through phone contact, personal workshops and group meetings to understand the youth and his or her family better and to facilitate activities to help the child. The volunteer will serve as an example/role model to demonstrate that adults can give, and should receive, respect (and will make an occasional mistake). Self-realization and improved self-esteem for the young person are important goals of the relationship. It should be emphasized that the volunteer in no way replaces the parent or the family’s social worker. Rather, he or she provides interested, compassionate friendship.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: The mentor will be assigned to a young person and will be responsible for meeting with the mentee on a weekly basis, one hour a week. A one-term commitment is the minimum accepted.