FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Become A Mentor FAQs
Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions for our mentor programs. If you still have additional questions, feel free to contact us.
What is my role as a mentor with ONFIYA?
You will provide guidance, support, and good advice to all mentees. You will also be considered a role model, teacher, friend, and advocate to assist the youth with their goals for their future.
What’s in this for me, as a mentor?
You will gain personal and professional satisfaction in helping disadvantaged youth and their families. Improve interpersonal skills. Understand ongoing societal issues. Expansion of professional encounters. You will obtain opportunities to be of help and give back to various communities.
How will I be matched with a mentee?
Based on your preferences listed on your application. Please answer all questions proficiently.
How often should I meet with my mentee?
You are required to meet with your mentee via a virtual platform such as (Zoom, Google Meet, Duo, FaceTime, etc) for a minimum of 5 hrs within a week. You have the option to schedule in-person or outings as long as you are following Covid -19 guidelines with the Executive Director's approval.
Do I create my own schedule for sessions with my mentee?
Yes. You and your mentee should agree to a schedule that can best accommodate the sessions successfully.
Where is the best location to meet with my mentee?
Due to Covid- 19, we suggest that the majority of your sessions are held virtually via platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Duo, FaceTime, etc. If you want to conduct a session or outing in person. You will need to inform the Executive Director or Youth Advocate Advisor for approval.
Can I continue my relationship with my mentee for more than six months?
It is encouraged for you to remain in contact with your mentee after they complete the S.T.A.M.P. Mentoring Program. It is imperative that you also suggest other services for your mentee to take advantage of. Hence, It will be your decision whether or not you want to discontinue your relationship.
How do I plan activities, outings, and/or field studies with my mentee?
During orientation, you will receive a mentor handbook and a syllabus to guide you through activities. The handbook will instruct you on your next steps to execute activities, outings, and/or field studies sufficiently.