ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING

Make a Difference! Become a Mentor Today!

Mentors Needed!!

Mentoring:  "Is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with a caring individuals who offer guidance, support, and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee".

  -Elements of Effective Practice MENTOR/The National Mentoring Partnership-

Children and adolescents are at important periods of development. Youth are vulnerable to taking the wrong step, which is why mentors are important for them. Mentors can share their worldviews, experiences, knowledge, support and advice, as well as provide a positive influence. By introducing youth to new experiences and sharing positive values, mentors can help young people avoid negative behaviors and achieve success. For example:


• 59 percent of mentored teenagers earn better grades.
• 27 percent of mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol.
• 52 percent of mentored youth are less likely to skip schools.
• Youth with mentors have increased likelihood of going to college, better attitudes toward school, increase social and emotional development, and improved self-esteem.

Research studies agree. Based on 55 studies of mentoring programs, there is a benefit of program participation for youth, with at risk youth being more likely to benefit. A similar study of 46 programs for delinquency (e.g., aggression, drug use and academic achievement) found mentoring for high-risk youth to have a positive effect on delinquency, academic functioning, aggression and drug use.


Become a mentor today? Not only is mentorship beneficial for mentees, mentors gain from the experience. Mentors learn about themselves, enhance their resumes, improve interpersonal skills, develop empathy and gain a deeper understanding of youth problems. Most importantly, mentors gain a sense of accomplishment by positively impacting the life of another person; the process of helping youth achieve their potential and discover their strengths is rewarding.
Mentors shape futures! Become a mentor today and shape the future of our youth.

PROGRAMS REQUIREMENTS:

YOUTH

  •  Must be between 11-17 years old

  • Must have a disability or be at-risk

  • Must live in Uinta County

VOLUNTEERS

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must live in Uinta County

  • Must be willing to undergo background and reference checks, and complete a training session

  • Commit to one year

  • Meet with youth for 4-6 hours per month

  • Communicated with youth on a weekly basis

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