Everyone needs a friend to lean on. That’s what our Mentoring Program is all about. Mentoring helps establish and maintain a safe, trusting, and consistent relationship with an adult who provides guidance and support.
We match young people, ages 8 – 18, with a caring adult who offers support and encouragement.
Mentor and mentee meet at least once a week for an hour at JFCS, or another venue agreed upon by the mentor, the young person, and his or her parents.
Activities may range from a visit to a museum or library to a walk on the beach or through a neighborhood, or an outing to a concert or movie. This allows for fun, engaging, and educational experiences.
Once mentors are recruited, screened, and trained, they make a minimum commitment to volunteer for six months and receive ongoing support and training during the school year.
The impact of a mentoring relationship should not be underestimated. Evaluations and feedback we have received from program participants indicate that mentors effectively assist in raising student’s self-esteem, confidence, sociability, and scholastic performance.
If you are interested in finding a mentor, please contact Ilan Persing, his information is below.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the Online Mentor Application.