BECOME A MENTOR TODAY!
We are seeking caring adult volunteers to mentor youth ages 11-18. Mentors participate in recreational, cultural, educational, and community service activities with our youth. The mentor and mentee are expected to interact weekly (i.e., in-person, by phone, by email, or social media) and to meet face-to-face at least once per month.
- Be at least 21 years old
- Commit to a youth for 1 year
- Interact with mentee for 2 hours per week, including one face-to-face meeting per month
- Complete Mentor training (in-person and online)
- Pass a screening interview and criminal background check
To get Started Complete the Application and submit it to Kyrinda Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring in the National Urban League is defined as a structured and intentional linking of youth and positive adult role models in order to help youth develop:
- a sense of accomplishment and connectedness,
- a sense of self-worth and possibility, and
- a relationship that allows the youth to contribute to community in substantive ways.
Mentoring with youth can manifest in many different ways, and it is most often defined as a meaningful relationship with an older individual. Mentoring can have a number of positive benefits to youth and this is due to a number of important factors that take place during the mentoring relationship.
- Youth Fully Engaged / Improved Attendance
- Improved Social Connectedness / Improved College & Career Awareness
- Improved College & Career Readiness / Reduced Recidivism
- Improved Youth Outcomes-Skill Development (Academic & Social),
- Aptitudes, Attitudes and Behavior
- Improved Mentor Knowledge Increased Mentor Retention
- Demonstrated Service and Leadership
- Improved Employability
- Improved Perceived Social Support