Mentoring programs offer children a reliable, safe way to develop a significant relationship with a caring adult. If you're looking to enroll your child in a mentoring program, know that there are a variety of options available to you:
National Mentoring Programs
Consider enrolling your child in a national mentoring program, such as:
Local Mentoring Programs
Many states offer their own local mentoring programs, as well. To find a youth mentoring program in your area, visit:
- Mentoring.org: Sponsored by the organization Mentor, this web site provides a comprehensive, state-by-state listing of mentoring organizations.
Organic MentoringIs there a friend, aunt or uncle who has already made a positive impact on your child's life? If so, consider asking him or her to formally mentor your child. Together, come up with a list of general expectations, such as how often the mentor will meet with your child, and what kinds of activities they will engage in together.