Have you ever had the honor of being a child’s friend?
What a thrill to see a beautiful smile and trusting eyes, and what a privilege to catch a troubled look or have a thoughtful conversation.
This is what mentoring is; just being you and being available.
As a mentor, you will begin one of life’s most rewarding and fulfilling experiences. We ask that you recognize the responsibility in choosing to partner with a child:
*Regular contact is important. The mentor is responsible for contacting the mentee each week. We ask for a one-year commitment.
*Kinship Partners provides trained program coordinators who will be available to assist you in all areas of your mentorship. Mentors are responsible for maintaining regular contact.
*Expenses should be kept to a minimum. Kinship Partner activities are monthly and usually, have no cost. The mentor’s time and friendship are the most valuable gift they can give.
*Mentors make arrangements and get approval for activities from the parent/guardian.
How do I start?
- Fill out an application as an individual, couple or family.
- Complete a simple background check.
Kinship Partners provides the support, structure, and supervision needed to make sure everyone experiences a safe and positive relationship. You only need to be yourself – a caring adult, willing to spend time with a child who needs a friend.
This is your chance to create social change in your community, one child at a time.
For more information on becoming a mentor, please call 218-829-4606.