Mentors Care recruits mentors throughout the community at Sunday Schools, Small groups, Community Clubs, Chamber of Commerce, and more. Creating excitement and momentum in the community is key to a successful program. This program will not exist without the community catching the vision and seeing how each fits in with making a change in their own backyard.
Mentors will also be supplied with talking points and updated grades each week for the mentor and student meetings.
We equip each mentor with a 24-Talking-Points workbook. This workbook is intentionally moving their student forward in thinking about a future and how to get there.
Our qualified in-school mentor coordinators ensure that students and mentors meet one-on-one each week, moving closer and closer to the goal of graduating high school and having plans for the future.
Coordinators work closely with school staff and administrators to identify at-risk students in need of a mentor. We also network with the community to fill any physical and emotional needs our students may have that roadblock their abilities to stay in school.
With the assistance of qualified coordinators employed by Mentors Care and working full-time on campus, mentors can help find ways of improving a student’s circumstances and unique needs.
More importantly, through the collaboration of mentors and their coordinator, their student is encouraged to be confident and resilient enough to reach their potential so that their scholastic performance and life circumstances can improve.
Over the course of 8 months, mentors spend approximately one hour each week with their mentees. Topics of discussion are:
- Review grades
- Review assignments
- Use provided talking points to help move their students into a positive yet realistic view of themselves and the world around them
Returned applications with an attached background check are required for all Mentors
Mentors Care will match adult volunteers with students that have been identified as at-risk high school students. Mentors will be recruited by respective program coordinators, screened with background checks, and reference checks, and then fully trained. Individual mentors will then meet on campus during the school day (one hour per week) throughout the school year to encourage their at-risk students to improve grades, improve attendance, stay in school and graduate with a clear plan for a great future.