Volunteer to Mentor Teens

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Melissa Howison

LINK (Let’s Invest In Neighborhood Kids) Leaders is an after school program for 7th–12th graders. During the 2021–22 school year, a mentoring pilot program will be launched in LINK Leaders. Students who express interest and are eligible for the mentoring pilot program will be matched with an adult mentor. Mentorship will take place in addition to their other program activities and coursework.

Guided relationship-building and other activities will take place on-site at the Village Learning Place following after school programming on two Tuesdays each month beginning in October 2021. Mentors and mentees will also attend one weekend field trip each month. All mentor/mentee pairs will be expected to attend these events. Mentees will also expect communication from their mentor outside of these limited program hours.

Interested volunteers can apply online and wait for an invitation to meet virtually with the Teen Program Coordinator. Students will be recruited in August 2021. At that time, potential mentors will receive a notification if they will be matched with a mentee for the school year. Matched mentors will be asked to attend a training session in September 2021 in advance of official program start in October.