To qualify as a mentor, first you must have a love for young people. You must see them as God sees them, full of hope, potential and here on this planet for a purpose. You must treat them the way that you would want your own children treated and must be willing to commit one hour a week for a minimum of six months.
It takes time to develop trust in a relationship that will lead to positive change in the student's life. There can be frustrating moments, but persistence pays off in the end!
A meeting is held to more thoroughly understand the role of a mentor.
Each mentor relationship is unique, as everyone is unique. The structure, time, date, and place to meet will be completely up to the two of you.
The student might be given interesting opportunities to perform community services by participating in various activities such as community events, civic duty, church events, sporting events, educational videos, and much more.
These activities allow for opportunity where the mentor may provide a positive role model, encouragement, and teachable moments.
Mentors have been successful with helping students obtain their high school education, enter college, acquire jobs, restore relationships, and become confident in themselves.