If you love children and are passionate about building relationships, we want to connect you with a child who is waiting for a mentor like you! Mentors help children reach their God-given potential by offering them another godly example, wisdom, friendship, and most importantly, unconditional love. We are so excited that you are considering investing in the life of a child in this incredible way!
Step 1: Attend a Mentor Connect SPARK
All mentors are required to attend a one-time overview of our Mentor Connect program with our team. At SPARK we get a chance to meet you, give an overview of how the program works, and answer questions you may have. This time, typically about 30 minutes, is invaluable in learning how Mentor Connect works and what it takes to be a mentor.
Once we have reviewed your application, one of our mentor coordinators will contact you for an interview.
Step 3: Interview
One of our mentor coordinators will meet with you to get to know you better. Our desire is to hear more about your heart for children. During this process, we'll also conduct a background check.
Step 4: Get trained
You'll start with a two hours training session that will serve you as a guide to become a successful mentor.
Step 5: Be matched with a mentee
Finally, we pair you with a child and the fun begins! We prayerfully consider each match, as we believe each relationship has the potential for a life-long impact. We also commit to supporting you and your mentee throughout your relationship.
- Mentors must be at least 18 years of age.
- Mentors must be followers of Jesus, involved in a local church, and agree to the Mentor Connect statement of faith.
We believe that consistency and time is the recipe for impact. For this reason, we ask that mentors:
- Make a minimum commitment of at least one year
- Make contact with your mentee four times per month, at least twice in person. Other ways of contact include a phone call and/or a handwritten letter.
Although this is the minimum, we encourage mentors to meet with their mentees more than the asked requirement, and our hope and prayer is that relationships will last much longer than one year. The most impactful mentoring relationships result from years spent walking alongside a child and their family.
Being a mentor can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life – one that will impact a child today and tomorrow.