Changing Lives For Tomorrow Mentoring Program empowers young people by supporting the creation of youth-generated activities that promote self-worth, responsibility, and intergenerational respect and communication. Mentoring is at the heart of our mission as we strive for youth empowerment and better intergenerational communication by supporting mentees to reach their potential through trusting relationships with adults. Changing Lives For Tomorrow Mentoring Program matches youth age 12-18 with volunteer adult mentors from their community. Mentees commit to meeting with a mentor 4-8 hours a month for 6-12 months, meeting one on one, or at group events held periodically.
What is a Mentor?
A mentor is a trusted adult who is there to listen, share guidance, and encourage you through any decisions or situations you ask for help with. Your mentor’s primary role is to support you in achieving any goals that you may have and be in your corner. Mentors are: good listeners, people who care, someone who desires to help and support you be whoever you want to be.
Why Should I have a Mentor?
You may already have had a mentor without even realizing it. There are all kinds of informal mentors like grand parents, teachers, coaches, or aunts/uncles. A mentor is a person who may have been through similar life situations and can share experiences and insights. Your mentor is also just a fun person to hang out with, share hobbies with, and try new things.
How long will it take to get matched with a Mentor?
First we will take some time to get to know you better. After reviewing your application, you will meet with the Mentoring Coordinator to introduce yourself and discuss what you’re looking for in a mentor. We will work diligently to find someone who shares your same interests and would make a great mentor. Each question on the application is designed to help us get to know you better; the more honest and forthcoming you are the better we can match you. Since each match is different, the time will vary, but you will be kept informed and updated as we progress.