Frequently Asked Questions About Mentoring
Who are the students?
The mentoring program targets 9th-grade students who are enrolled as Twenty-first Century Scholars. The program matches community volunteers with students on a one-on-one basis.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is an encourager and someone who provides young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care and people who want to help youths bring out their strengths and reach their full potentials.
Where do mentors and students meet?
Mentoring takes place at the student’s school.
When are the meetings?
Mentoring takes one hour per week and takes place during a time convenient for both the mentor and the student, such as study hall, lunch or before and after school.
What is the length of the mentoring commitment?
Community mentors are asked to commit to mentor a student for a minimum of one school year and are encouraged to continue with their students throughout high school, though that is optional.
What are the benefits of mentoring?
Mentoring increases the self-esteem of young people, improves grades and school attendance, reduces the risk that young people will use drugs or alochol and empowers youths to make positive life choices.
How do I sign up?
Interested students can contact Project Leadership at 765-651-0650 for the Grant County office or 765-747-5250 for the Delaware County office to apply for a mentorship. Community volunteers wanting to become mentors can apply online on this web site or call the office for an application packet. The process includes an application, mentor agreement, background check and interview.