Becoming a Mentor

Do you like to have fun? Do you enjoy spending time with young people? Do you have at least two hours each week that you are willing to share? If the answer is yes, you are already on your way to becoming a mentor!

A mentor is a caring, adult friend who devotes two hours a week to a young person. A mentor shares fun activities, is a good listener, and offers new experiences. A mentor offers options and encourages positive choices, promoting higher self-esteem. By sharing your time and your interests with a young person you can help him/her look to the future with hope.

Mentors are not meant to replace parents, guardians, or teachers. Each mentor is part of a team of caring adults in a young person’s life. A mentor is a friend.

To become a mentor with Girls/Boyz First, please download and fill out the mentor forms and e-mail or send them to Wendy Freundlich, or 490 Center Rd, Middlesex, Vt. 05602. Three references will be checked, all criminal backgrounds checks will be performed, as well as a VT Motor Vehicle safe driving check. An interview with the Coordinator and the potential mentor will be scheduled and a program training session attended.

For more information, call Wendy Freundlich, Girls/Boyz First coordinator, at 224-6500.