We are looking for compassionate, understanding, resourceful adults who are able to make at least a year-long commitment our program. Mentors have access to our trained staff and support through every step of the process and will work with their mentee in helping them achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.
Mentors can connect a youth to resources, help solve issues, and work on building the youth’s self-confidence and independence. Become a mentor and help young adults who are preparing to leave foster care launch themselves into adulthood.
As a mentor, you will meet in person, talk on the phone, communicate on social media, and stay connected in the way that is best for both of you. Also, the Alliance will host several events for mentors and mentees to get to know one another.
We require that you make time for a three-hour initial mentoring orientation, a one-year commitment to the mentor relationship, attend at least two program activities per year, and communicate with your mentee weekly (a minimum of 2 telephone conversations each month and 2 face-to-face meetings each month). Beyond that, it is up to you how much time you devote to being a mentor.