WHAT IS THE MENTOR PROGRAM?
A Family For Every Child’s Mentor Program is a one-on-one mentoring program where mentors and youth are matched based on their mutual interests, strengths, and location. People are diverse and so are our mentor matches - no two look the same! You can hike, camp, play sports, cook together, read together - the possibilities are endless!
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees our young boys that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.
It is our goal to recruit 30 Men to be mentors to the 30 boys we currently have waiting!
Why 30 MEN-tors in 30 Days?
Our boys often wait much longer than our girls for their very own mentor. Every successful man had a great role model. For this National Mentor Month, we are calling on the strong, independent, and positive men in our community to step up for our boys.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE
You can include your significant other in mentoring too! Mentoring doesn’t have to take time away from those you care for the most -- include your mentee in your everyday life and you’ll find that all of your lives will be enriched! There’s no reason not to sign up!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MENTORING?
As a mentor, you will have the knowledge that you are doing a great thing for someone else, and you’ll have fun while you do it! You’ll get to share your hobbies and interests with someone who really wants to learn. You’ll find your life has been added to in the most positive of ways!
There are many benefits to mentoring. For the mentee, he can learn skills, have a man in his life to talk to (as many of them don’t) and have someone in his life who truly cares about his outcome. This is crucial in any boy’s life. Boys who have mentors have higher self confidence, participate in extracurriculars at a higher rate, and are less likely to fall into drugs and alcohol.