Mentor - National Mentoring Project
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Maryland Out of School Time Network
A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
1500 Union Avenue
MENTOR, in partnership with the America's Promise Alliance/Center for Promise and with support from the Schultz Family Foundation, has a vision of supporting Opportunity Youth (youth ages 16-24 who are not in school or work) with mentoring relationships. Currently, Opportunity Youth lack access to the key supports - such as mentors - that could help them become self-sufficient and successful in both work and life. Further, companies struggle with retaining Opportunity Youth, which negatively impacts both the youth and the company's bottom line and culture.
The National Mentoring Project is developing the first turnkey mentoring solution for Opportunity Youth and employers, delivered both before and after an Opportunity Youth is hired by an employer. Individuals interested in serving as mentors for the youth are being asked to make a 6-month commitment - meeting with youth in person at least once per month and communicating in between via phone, email and/or text to provide support.
All mentors will be engaged in a 3 hour, in person and interactive professional development training faciliated by MENTOR and focused on setting mentors up for success in their mentoring relationships. Mentors will also have access to additional support via an online mentoring portal managed and monitored by the team at MENTOR.
Interested volunteers can apply by completing this mentor application.
Mentor training and matching will take place in October.
If you have any questions about this pilot youth mentoring program or application, please contact Patrice Bryan at email@example.com
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