“To the world you might be one person but to one youth, you might be the world” – Author unknown
The GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program matches committed, caring and supportive adults with youth ages 12-17, to empower them to make positive choices and enable them to maximize their current and future potential. Mentors are available to listen, support and guide their mentees while participating in educational, recreational and group activities.
Mentors meet with their mentees a minimum of four hours per month for one year.
Types of Mentoring
The mentor provides one-on-one and/or group mentoring to assist youth develop career goals, prepare for school completion, and engage youth in a variety of career oriented activities.
The one-on-one mentor model works best with youth who have specific needs or unique interests. The mentor and youth connect and develop a genuine friendship which is essential to individual mentoring. Group mentors enjoy the dynamics of working with a group of 3-4 youth at one time. Group mentors facilitate discussion around academic achievement, self-esteem, and goal-setting and life skills.
You can have a huge impact on the life of a teen by committing only a few hours per month. GoodGuides provides you with comprehensive training, support and supervision to ensure your success. We will also host career exploration and/or fun events for mentors and mentees on a monthly basis. These events will provide you and your mentee exposure to other mentors/mentees, City/County/Business and Community Leaders and access to GoodGuides only social events.
If you or your agency would like to refer a youth to this program, please click here to fill out a youth referral form. Please e-mail the completed form to email@example.com or fax it to Kwain Bryant’s attention at 704-371-3919.