Be Bold. Be a Mentor. - Rochester


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2830 18th Ave NWRochester, MN 55901


Are you a pro, or new, to running or biking AND interested in helping build a brighter future for a Rochester youth by becoming a mentor? Bolder Options is an activity-based, one-to-one youth mentoring program. We use running & biking, academic goal setting and volunteerism to build self-esteem and encourage healthy habits in 10 - 14 year old youth. Bolder Options seeks adult mentors willing to meet weekly, 2-4 hours for one year, with one youth engaged in activities like running or biking, volunteering in the community, attending program meetings, working on youth goals and exploring Rochester. Bolder Options trains and supports mentors throughout the year with the goal of teaching youth to succeed in all of life's races. *Runners and bikers of all abilities are welcome. You must be physically able to run or walk a 5K* Mentor Responsibilities: Complete mentor application Commit to a one-year match with one youth, meeting 2-4 hours a week Meet program coordinator, youth and family in their home for the match introduction Take mentee to pick out a pair of running shoes or a bike & helmet (provided by Bolder Options) Attend Mentor Follow-Up Training within 4 months of match date Attend program meetings and group activities with your mentee Complete a minimum of three cycling or running events with your mentee Attend graduation ceremony at the end of the one-year match Runners and bikers of all abilities are welcome. You must be physically able to run or walk a 5K Benefits of Mentoring: Make a difference in a young person's life and in your local community Attend sporting events, museums, theater and other metro attractions Free access to local YMCAs with your mentee Meet other like-minded individuals It is life-changing and FUN! Application Process: Submit volunteer application, Attend personal interview Personal reference check Criminal and motor vehicle record check Attend 2.5 hour mentor orientation


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 Hours per week/1 year
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