Become a Bay Education Foundation Mentor

 

What is a Mentor?

A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence.

 

Why Mentor?

Our success rate at Take Stock in Children is a result of a comprehensive approach provided by our pro-gram. One of the key and proven success factors is the role of the mentor. More and more people want to have a lasting, profound impact in their community. They understand that the commitment of becoming a mentor can change a child's life while helping them grow personally. Can you remember adults who paid attention to you; who believed in you; and who guided you during your childhood? These individuals served as mentors. Wouldn't you like to have someone think of you as their life-changing, trusted mentor?

 

Where And When Does Mentoring Occur?

Mentoring sessions range from 45-60 minutes and occur at a school near your home or workplace, during school hours. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes. As a result, mentoring is convenient for both students and mentors.

 

How Do I Become a Take Stock in Children Mentor?

Take Stock in Children mentors learn the principles and guidelines of school-based, academic-focused mentoring. They participate in an orientation session and receive a manual that contains tools for addressing the general needs of their students: improving grades, preparing for college, career planning, and developing life skills. Mentors also will be able to use the weekly Mentor Minute, an online resource center, to provide support services that target the specific needs of their students.

 

Mentor of the Year

We are proud to announce our 2016 Mentors of the Year York Thorpe and Kimberly Bishop!  We congratulate Mr. Thorpe and Ms. Bishop and the other 2016 Take Stock in Children Mentors for an amazing year. 

 

   


 

We would be honored to have you mentor with us. Please complete the form below or print and return the downloadable form above to become a mentor and help. Thank you for your interest.

 

 

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