Teen Pals Mentoring
Most of us can recall a person in our lives who had an enormous positive impact. Someone who took the time to listen, to teach, and to care. This meaningful relationship is called mentoring, and our Pals Mentoring Program offers both kids and adults an opportunity to create lasting friendships.
Pals is a voluntary one-on-one mentoring program. Our program focuses on providing young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement, positive role modeling, and activities. Volunteer mentors are 16 years of age or older who care about and want to help a young person bring out their strengths.
Youth in the program can be from K-8th grade. Both volunteers and youth go through a thorough interview and our mentors are all screened and trained. A mentor match is made according to activity interests, personality traits, individual likes and dislikes, and location.
We are always looking for mentors. To start your rewarding experience of participating in a young person’s life, complete the Volunteer Application
- Provide a young person an additional positive role model and guiding friend
- Provide a young person and his/her family additional support
- Improve a young person’s coping skills within his/her family, peer group, school and community.
- Help increase a young person’s self-esteem
- Reduce a young person’s high risk behavior
- Increase a young person’s involvement in substance-free activities in the community
- www.mentoring.org – National Mentoring Partnership