BE A MENTOR
Mentoring is one of the most meaningful ways you can volunteer because you can significantly impact the life of a young person. No special skills are needed… just the willingness to care and spend time with someone who needs you. Mentors are everyday heroes, like you and me, who transform a life or a community through their commitment to make a difference.
A mentor is a trusted and faithful friend who listens, supports, and guides a young person on a consistent basis over a specified period of time. To children, mentoring means having a trusted friend who cares about them and listens to them; a role model they can look up to; someone who will help them achieve their dreams. The mentor is the one who initiates the flow of the relationship and invites the mentee to share and explore through open communication. A mentor helps the mentee find out where they want to go and help them find positive and effective ways to get there, while also helping them to grow and develop along the way.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE !
Join one of the national Youth Organizations or contact your local youth group today and ask them how you can get started mentoring. Together we can make a difference!
It is the mission of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations. Many Organizations exist that work with children to improve their quality of life. Get involved, and make a difference.
BOYS and GIRLS CLUB: http://www.bgca.org/
BIG BROTHER / BIG SISTER: http://www.bbbs.org/
A mentor is . . .
A positive role model