Are you fun, approachable and easy going? Do you enjoy giving back to others? Can you relate to young people? If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity to positively impact a young person's life, this could be the perfect position for you! We are looking for diverse energetic individuals who would like to mentor youth leaving foster care or group homes. We are in particular need of male identified mentors at this time, although diversity is encouraged.
What is the role of mentor?
StepStones’ YIT Mentoring Program is looking for a group of diverse and energetic individuals who would like the opportunity to connect with youth aged 15-24. Mentors are approachable, open-minded and engaging. They enjoy sharing interests, and are able to set aside judgement and be a good role model.
Mentors will be asked to meet with their youth at least once every 2 weeks for approximately 3-4 hours at a time. A minimum two-year commitment is required (but a long-term commitment to the youth is preferred). Mentors and their mentees can attend monthly StepStones workshops/dinners and engage in fun activities such as a movie viewing, going for lunch, attending a festival, sports event or art exhibit, going ice skating, rock climbing and other low cost activities in the city. During most sessions, mentor and mentee pairs are expected to work towards the goals created at the beginning of their union. Examples of that would include resume writing, job searching, registering for school, learning how to cook, connecting with services in the community, etc.
This program focuses on youth aged 15-24, and offers participants the opportunity to develop critical life skills as well as accomplish identified program goals by pairing youth with caring adult mentors.