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HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO IMPACT A CHILD? JUST ONE! YOU!!
Mentor Role • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship • Serve as a positive role model and friend • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together • Strive for mutual respect • Build self-esteem and motivation
• Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
Time Commitment • Make a one-year commitment • Spend a minimum of one hour a week, one-to-one with a mentee • Communicate with the mentee weekly • Attend a total of six hours of training sessions and additional two-hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
• Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events
Participation Requirements • Be at least 19 years old • Reside in Birmingham metro area • Be interested in working with young people • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures • Be willing to complete the application and screening process • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities • Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record • Have a clean criminal history • Not use illicit drugs • Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner, or around mentee • Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years • Not be currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years