BE THE MENTOR YOU WISH YOU HAD
Process To Become A Mentor
Take the first step in wanting to be a part of a youth success story. Are you ready to share your experiences and authenticity with a mentee? Can you coach youth through feeling alone, overlooked, or counted out? Are you able to be a part of their village for support or guidance? Can you assist a youth if they are having a hard time in school with grades and/or attendance? Do you have the characteristics of a positive role model? Can you help youth pursue a career? Can you assist a youth who is interested in becoming an entrepreneur? If so, complete an application.
Complete an application
Be sure to complete the application in its entirety. All of your information must be up to date.
Complete background check
A background check will be conducted by our partners Sterling Volunteers. The background will include results for Social Security Trace, Gov’t Watch List, Nationwide Criminal/Sex Offender List, Department of Justices, and National Sex Offender Registry.
Attend mentor training
The purpose of this training is to prepare you with the tools needed to be a successful mentor by increasing your knowledge about disadvantaged youth and building skills. This training is held virtually for 1-2hr.
This will be your chance to ask questions and express any concerns. You will be able to meet leadership and receive more tools to assist with building a healthy relationship with your mentee. It lasts for 1hr-1hr 30mins.
Get assigned to a mentee
This process can take up to 3-5 days depending on our waiting list. Paperwork is processed according to you being proactive and timely.
Participate in a minimum of 3 educational trainings
All training is based upon the areas of struggle in regards to knowledge and activities assigned for the month. All training is held monthly by the Executive Director.
Assist mentee with choosing the pathway to pursue a Career or become an Entrepreneur
It will be your responsibility to assist your mentee with opportunities to job shadow or get connected with an individual in their interested field. You can plan days of activities around their career path or entrepreneurial path to assist with accomplishing goals.
Attend mentee graduation from S.T.A.M.P. Mentoring Program
Graduation is at the end of the six months. You will be required to assist your mentee with their final project or performance. The final project or performance will be implemented in the talent showcase.