Things to ask yourself before becoming a mentor?
•What time commitment can I make? Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly?
•What age of youth do I work with best?
•Would I like to team up with other adults to mentor a child or a group of children?
•What types of activities interest me? Do I want to help a youth learn a specific skill, pursue an interest, help with schoolwork or just be a caring adult friend?
What makes a good mentor?
Reserach shows that being consistent in a teens life leads to the opportunity to speak into kids lives.
Great mentors show compassion, empathy, enthusiasm and a willingness to listen.
What exactly does a mentor do?
A mentor becomes a role model, coach, teacher and encourager to an at risk teen who needs someone to step into their life and guide them towards a better future.
Is there training required to be involved?
Yes! Before you ever step foot into one of our Juvenile Detention Centers, you will be trained by one of our Core Team Members or the Team Lead of the county that you are serving in.
What if I can't physically serve or volunteer but still want to be a part of the team?
There is a place for everyone who wants to be a part of the ever-evolving story of The Verb Kind. Whether is be mentoring, supply donations, catering, financial contribution, etc. However you want to serve, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you plugged in!
What requirements must I meet?
Every mentor must pass a full background check.
Every mentor must provide proof of residency.
Every mentor must submit to fingerprinting.
Every mentor adhere to all guidelines at each facility as required by the state.