Do you have what it takes?

Mentor Role

 • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship  

• Serve as a positive role model and friend  

• Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together  

• Strive for mutual respect  

• Build self-esteem and motivation  

• Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them 

Time Commitment

• Make a one-year commitment  

• Spend a minimum of eight hours per month one-to-one with a mentee  

• Communicate with the mentee weekly  

• Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional two hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program  

• Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events


• Be at least 21 years old  

• Reside in Hampton Roads metro area  

• Be interested in working with young people  

• Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures  

• Be willing to complete the application and screening process  

• Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments  

• Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed  

• Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities  

• Have access to an automobile; have auto insurance and a good driving record  

• Have a clean criminal history  

• Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner  

• Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a nonaddictive period of at least five years 

• Not be currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years    

Application and Screening Process  

• Written application  

• Driving record check 

• Criminal history check: state, child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry  

• Personal interview  

• Provide three personal references  

• Attend two-hour mentor training   

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