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.
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 30-60 minutes and occur at a school near your home or workplace, during school hours or after school utilizing the TSIC App or virtual platforms provided by the program. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes. In addition, TSIC allows for virtual mentoring. Students and Mentors can utilize virtual platforms provided and or utilize the TSIC App. 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.
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