Why mentoring? Without a positive role model in their life, at-risk youth are more likely to commit crime, drop out of school, join a gang, and be un-employed in their adult life.
In a recent national report, youth who were at-risk of not completing high school but who had a mentor were:
- 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those without a mentor
- 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities
- 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
- 50% more likely to hold a leadership position in a club or sports team
What is mentoring? The goal is to provide youth with role models who can build authentic relationships, impart life skills, provide new experiences, and support their mentee in discovering and developing their talents and passions.
Mentor Job Description: Mentors commit to spending a minimum of 1 hour per week with the youth they are matched with for at least 1 year. They also attend a monthly 1-hour training & support event, and submit a brief on-line summary of their time spent with their mentee each month. Online training is an option some months of the year. Mentors are matched with at-risk youth ages 10-18.
What is “ESYAC Mentoring”? A mentoring initiative under Mosaic Ministries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which mobilizes volunteers to provide at-risk children and their families the skills to succeed and the opportunity to believe through programs of tutoring, mentoring, and adventuring since 2005.
How do I sign up? Contact Jessica Bettes (firstname.lastname@example.org) who handles the initial application and background check. Once we receive your forwarded application we will contact you for an interview with an ESYAC Mentor Advisor.