Steadfast Mentoring Training



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The Value of Mentoring



At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day-to-day worries. Think back. Did you know how to study for a test or make plans for college? Do you remember wanting your first car or looking for a part-time job? Simple things that seem easy or straightforward to you now may appear to be a complete mystery to a young person. Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations.



Mentor Eligibility Requirements





Frequently Asked Questions



Who can mentor?

  • To be a mentor, you must:
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Pass a mandatory screening that includes: background and fingerprint check, as well as verification of references
  • Commit to spending 4 contacts per month with a mentee
  • Participate in Steadfast Mentor training sessions

What does a mentor do?

  • As a mentor, you will support a youth through an ongoing mentoring relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and trusted friend
  • Plan and participate in activities together
  • Build self-esteem and motivation in the youth
  • Help your mentee set goals and work towards accomplishing them
  • Know that you are making a real difference in the life of a child that really needs you

What kind of support do mentors receive?

Mentors provide a mentee with loving guidance, care and support.
Steadfast-mentoring program offers services to support the mentors. 

  • You will receive comprehensive training and ongoing match support and supervision
  • Additional training opportunities and community resources
  • Periodic volunteer appreciation
  • A caring staff available to support mentors and youth

Why mentor?

  • It only takes an hour to make a difference in a child's life
  • You may be the only stable and consistent thing a child has
  • Your wisdom and life experiences can benefit a child
  • You represent hope and a brighter future for a child that really needs you
  • Being a mentor may be the most rewarding thing you ever do


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