CHANGE YOUR LIFE & SOMEONE ELSE’S
By donating just 1.5 hours of the 168 hours you have available per week, you could change 10 kids’ lives forever.
HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY
When you volunteer your time as a kids.now mentor, you become a positive influence during a critical developmental period in a child’s life – grades seven and eight. It’s a time when kids make choices that can change the course of their lives. A major US study found that young people with mentors are:
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
52% less likely to skip school and more confident in their performance in school work
able to get along better with their families.
NOW HERE’S THE BEST PART!
As a mentor you’ll improve your own life too! Research confirms that people gain a multitude of skills from volunteering, including enhanced interpersonal skills and improved ability to understand people better, motivate others, and deal with difficult situations. Communication skills are also improved. In fact, many kids.now mentors confirm that they apply the skills they developed through the program to their daily lives.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ARE YOU:
Fun and enthusiastic?
Able to relate to kids?
Open to other cultures and diversity?
At least 21 years old?
Committed to making a positive difference in kids’ lives?
Interested in developing new skills that could improve your own life?
If you answered “yes” to the above, then kids.now is the right choice for you.
One six-hour training session with other mentors
Weekly 1.5 hour program sessions for 12 weeks (fall or spring programs)
Half-hour prep time each week for 12 weeks
HERE’S HOW YOU SIGN-UP:
Complete and submit the application form
Pass a personal reference check and a police check
Attend a personal interview with a kids.now program manager
Need more information? See our Mentor FAQs
Do you know someone else who might be a good mentor to kids in their community? Click the Share button at the bottom of the page and tell them about this opportunity.
Would you like to help kids.now in some other way? Here are some suggestions.
Complete and submit the kids.now volunteer mentor application form.